Spring Festival 2021
Saturday 8th to Sunday 16th May
In the meantime, if you felt able to support our outreach work in schools, the community and prisons, please consider donating by clicking here
Jon Sopel on Trump's disasterous 2020
ON SALE NOW The BBC's North America Editor gives his insider view to Jonathan Freedland in a special Festival Fundraiser
In My Day Book
Our inter-generational Project on isolation with Kissing it Better. Buy your copy here!
Stratford Salariya Children's Picture Book Prize 2021
We're open for submissions - first prize £1000
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