The Stratford upon Avon Literary Festival was set up in 2008 by two women, Annie Ashworth and Natasha Roderick-Jones, to fill a gap in this world famous town for literary and book events which compliment the Shakespearian offering. Natasha has moved on to pastures new and the Festival team is now as follows:
Annie Ashworth - Director and Programming
Jo James - Author Administration
Gail Francis - Stewarding and Volunteering
Jennie Madden - Business Development Manager
Helen Watts - Schools Liaison
Ambassadors: Archie Kane, Vanessa Whitburn, Mike Flowers, Jason Adams, Tim Davies, Richard Eggington, Susan Walker, Jill Samuda
The Festival offers an opportunity for people to meet their favourite authors and celebrities, but also provides the chance to learn new skills and offers advice to those wanting to pursue a career in writing.
The Festival has an extensive community programme and one of the biggest educational and schools programmes of any literary festival.
We also aim to have great fun doing it!
Festival Office: 01789 470185
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With afternoon tea at The Fourteas Tea Room before the event
The Channel 4 news presenter and award-winning journalist steps in to replace Tony Benn who is unwell.