Pictures from our 2021 Winter Festival
Michael McIntyre, Jack Dee, Susie Dent, John Barnes, Dame Eileen Atkins, Lucy Mangan,Robert Harris, Jane Gravey and Rachel Clarke headed up our packed Winter programme. The audiences flocked in and we had a ball!
Join us between 3rd and 8th May 2022 for our 15th Anniversary Festival!
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The award-winning non fiction magazine from headline sponsors Baillie Gifford. Read it here
Bridging the Literacy Gap
Please donate to our projects to deliver sessions with authors to help bridge the gap in children's literacy due to lost days at schools as a result of Covid
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