Stratford Literary Festival

Spring Festival: 23rd April to 30th April 2017 - on sale now!

Spreading The Word

Download the 2017 Programme here - on sale now!

Children's Day 30th April - details here

EASTER BOOKINGS: The Box Office will be closed Friday 14th and Monday 17th April for Easter. You can still book online!

Celebrating its 10th year in 2017, 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.

Stratford Literary Festival & Salariya Children’s Picture Book Prize 2017

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Want to see what we did in 2016?

Download the 2016 Festival Programme here

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

Only £8 plus P&P

To order email us here.



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. The Stratford Literary Festival is a Registered Charity Number: 1164662.

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Festival Author on Prize Longlist

Sarah Perry, already winner of the Waterstones Book of The Year, on Bailey's Longlist

Learning and writing workshops

A week of help, support and discovering new skills

Winner of Picture Book Prize announced

Story based on Asian legend wins this award for debuts

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