EALING-based writers and events are to feature heavily in this month’s Chiswick Book Festival.

From September 10-16, the 11th year of what started off as the Ealing Literary Festival will take place online on video, Zoom and in podcasts.

A special opening day event will celebrate the re-opening of the Hogarth exhibition at Ealing’s Pitzhanger Manor. Director Clare Gough will join a panel session to discuss why Hogarth, Sir John Soane and Hogarths’s Rake’s Progress remain so influential.

Former Blue Peter presenter and Ealing resident Konnie Huq will be contributing a video about her new children’s book, Cookie and the Most Annoying Girl In the World.

Emily Caston, Professor of Screen Industries at the University of West London, will be discussing her forthcoming history of British music videos.

On Monday, September 14, award-winning playwright Lisa Evans will host the festival’s first Ealing Fiction Writers’ Panel. It includes three leading writers of contemporary fiction:, Marianne Holmes, Ruth Heald and Eleni Kyriacou.

Historian Jonathan Oates and co-author Paul Lang will be at Gunnersbury Park to unveil Secret Ealing.

Festival Director Torin Douglas said: “We’re delighted to be expanding our Ealing programme,after holding our first event at Gunnersbury last year.

“Research has shown the borough has a significant literary tradition, as can be seen in our Timeline of Ealing writers.”