Winter Festival 9th - 14th November 2021
Michael McIntyre, Jack Dee, Susie Dent, John Barnes, Dame Eileen Atkins, Robert Harris, and Rachel Clarke head up our packed Winter programme ON SALE NOW. Tickets on sale 9am Friday 1st October! See the full line-up HERE
And date for your 2022 diary: Our 15th Anniversary Festival 3rd-8th May
Festival Winter Programme 2021
Download it here (but please check our Events pages for most up to date information and to book)
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