SHERLOCK creator and Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat is set to appear at the new Fairford Festival of Fiction this summer.

The day of literary events is part of the wider annual Fairford Festival to take place in June.

The Festival of Fiction is being organised by author Paul Cornell. 

Paul is best known for his extensive work in TV drama, including Primeval and Coronation Street.

The new literary bash takes place on Saturday, June 3 from 10am until 8.30pm at Fairford Cricket Club.

BBC stalwart Steven Moffat, who also created cult comedy Coupling, will be talking about his career from 7pm.

Books for the authors to sign and sell will be provided by Pea Green Boat Books.

The literary adventures begin at 10am with children’s author and illustrator Sarah McIntyre, who is known for such titles as Jampires, Dinosaur Police and There’s a Shark in the Bath.

At 1pm, Emma Newman will be running a workshop called 'Fear and Writing' which is ideal for aspiring authors who need to stop being afraid and start writing.

This will appeal to 16 years and over.

At 2.30pm, Simon Guerrier and Dr Marek Kukula, public astronomer at the Royal Observatory, will be bringing The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who to all ages.

At 4pm, Bristol poet and performer, Shagufta K will read in her unique voice some poems from her poetry collection that will be out later this year.

At 5.30pm, crime novelist Martyn Waites, who also writes as Tania Carver, will be talking about his thrillers and his former life as an actor on stage, in adverts and in TV favourites such as Inspector Morse, The Bill and Spender.

A ticket costing £6 will get you all-day access to the fiction tent as well as into the main festival.

Children under 12 will have free admission.

You can book online for a 96p booking fee applies at: