Spring Festival 2021
Saturday 8th to Saturday 22nd May
Click here for full details of the brilliant line-up of speakers for Spring 2021 ON SALE NOW The programme includes digital events, live digital events, and in person workshops.
Festival General Knowledge Quiz
Join us online for our annual brainteaser on 5th May. Full details here!
The award-winning non fiction magazine from headline sponsors Baillie Gifford. Read it here
Support for children learning remotely during Lockdown
Please donate to our project to deliver sessions with authors to bridge the gap in children's literacy
In My Day Book
Our inter-generational Project on isolation with Kissing it Better. Buy your copy here!
Spreading the Word
Since 2008 we've been bringing you an exciting mixture of debate, ideas, celebrity author events, workshops and humour in spring and winter. We're also a charity promoting the benefits of reading and writing on education, literacy and well-being in schools, the community and prisons.
The Festival is 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