About Us

The Stratford upon Avon Literary Festival was set up in 2008 and the Festival team comprises:

Annie Ashworth - Trustee, Festival Director and Programming
Martin Kinoulty - Trustee, administration and legal eagle
Jane Churchill - Schools and Children's Events Programming

Helen Watts - Children's Events Consultant

Liz Wise - Steward Coordinator and Books with Friends Coordinator

Nancy Cooper - Steward Coordinator

David Fletcher - Trustee and money man
Created with GIMP Jo James - Operations Manager


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

The Stratford Literary Festival is a Registered Charity Number: 1164662.
Trustees: Annie Ashworth, David Fletcher, Archie Kane, Martin Kinoulty 

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Autumn Line-up

Rick Stein, Ottolenghi, Jon Sopel included in the Autumn series

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

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