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Spring Festival: 28th April to 5th May 2019

Celebrating its 12th year in 2019, 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.



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In thick cotton with wide gusset and featuring
a beautiful illustration created just for the Festival
by former Children's Laureate Chris Riddell*

Only £8 plus P&P

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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 or format of an event 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. Tickets are not refundable or transferable unless an event is cancelled completely. Children under 16 years must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times and the Festval accepts no responsibility for them. The Stratford Literary Festival is a Registered Charity Number: 1164662.
* Bag does not include books.

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