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It was with enormous regret that we could not go ahead with the Spring Festival because of Covid-19.

The cancellation of the Festival, and the subsequent loss of ticket revenue and donations, has had an enormous impact on us and our outreach work. The Festival is a charity and if you felt able to donate to support us, we would be very grateful.


Our WINTER WEEKEND is scheduled for 20th-22nd November and we'll be back then with a brilliant programme either online or hopefully live. In the meantime, keep well and safe and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Started in 2008, The Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival is an exciting mixture of debate, ideas, celebrity author events, workshops and humour with nine days of events in spring and a winter weekend of events in November. The Festival is also a charity with aims to promote the benfits of reading and writing on education, literacy and well-being, and run a programme of education events in the community and regionals schools as well as workshops in prisons helping prisoners write bedtime stories for their children.

The Festival is the highlight of the regional calendar and 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

Here's a peek at what we're all about...


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Please note: Literary Festival events are usually an hour long, unless otherwise stated. Authors will sign copies of their books at all events. We reserve the right to substitute speakers or format of an event if the need arises. We advise people to check the website prior to the event to ensure there has been no change to the programme. Tickets are not refundable or transferable unless an event is cancelled completely. Children under 16 years must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times and the Festival accepts no responsibility for them.
The Stratford Literary Festival is a Registered Charity Number: 1164662.