Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival


Saturday, 26th April to Sunday, 4th May 2014

BOX OFFICE on 01789 207100 (Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm, Sat 9.30am-1.30pm) or online here.

Celebrating its 7th year in 2014, The Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival is an exciting mixture of debate, ideas, celebrity author events, workshops and humour. Alongside this is a programme of education events in Stratford and local schools involving favourite authors, poets and illustrators, entertaining and inspiring children from 2 to 18.

The Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival is the highlight of the regional calendar and one of the most significant literary festivals in the UK, attracting thousands of people who share one passion: a love of books, writing and reading.

(All Change! The Civic Hall is now called Stratford Artshouse)

Vote for the ONE novel you'd take on a Jounrey in our national poll.
Vote here!

Discounts and offers at Stratford cafes and Restaurants for festivalgoers.
Find out where here.

Special offer for overnight stays at the Macdonald Alveston Manor Hotel.
Find out more here.

Where's it happening?
Click here for the Festival map and details of where to find each venue.


Journeys Project 2014
Take a look at our Arts Council England funded performance with students from Stratford Schools and Stratford-upon-Avon College

*NEW for 2014*
Residential Creative Writing Course

Sunday 27th to Tuesday 29th April at The Three Ways House Hotel, in Mickleton in The Cotswolds, close to Stratford
Find out more...


We are extremely grateful to  Stratford Town Trust who are supporting our Schools Programme again in 2014.

Please note: Literary Festival events are usually an hour long, unless otherwise stated. Authors will sign copies of their books at all events. If you are buying a ticket on the door, cash or cheques only please. We reserve the right to substitute speakers if the need arises. We advise people to check the website prior to the event to ensure there has been no change to the programme.


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Happy Birthday Mr Shakespeare

The Emergency Poet Deborah Alma unveils our specially commissioned poem for the Bard's 450th Birthday

Festival celebrates Shakespeare's Birthday

We'll be living at up at Birmingham Airport and on Bancroft Gardens

Frank Gardner event date moves

BBC Security Correspondent now with us on 4th May

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