Winter Festival 9th - 14th November 2021
We'll be back in November with a programme of bestselling authors, celebrities, workshops, inspiring chat and fun for children so please join us then. Meanwhile we'll be taking authors into schools to help bridge the yawning literacy gap left by so many missed schools days because of Covid. If you feel you can support our work, please CLICK HERE. Thank you!
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