Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival


Dates for 2015
Saturday, 25th April to Sunday, 3rd May 2015

Celebrating its 8th year in 2015, 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)

How it all looked in 2014!



Journeys Project 2014

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


Missed out this year?


We are extremely grateful to  Stratford Town Trust who supported 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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The Week

Town Trust


Visit Stratford-upon-Avon

Shakespeare’s England

Shakespeare Country

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