BROADCASTER, writer and raconteur Stuart Maconie is billed for the Wordsworth Trust Arts and Books Festival.

Stuart, who penned such gems as Cider with Roadies and Pies and Prejudice, will explore what Romanticism means to him and read some of his favourite poetry and prose.

The popular festival - which runs from January 20-22 at Grasmere’s Wordsworth Hotel - also features former trust poet-in-residence Paul Farley, Jack Mapanje and award-winning biographer Lyndall Gordon.