Become a Friend or Benefactor


Dear Festival Supporter

Stratford Literary Festival is a registered charity and uses its skills and contacts to try and improve literacy, life skills and well-being through books and reading. We rely on support for our extensive education and outreach programme. By becoming a Festival Friend, you will be supporting our literature and reading projects in schools; our monthly reading group which welcome people who are lonely or feel socially isolated; our bedtime story writing projects in which prisoners create stories for thie children, and life memoir projects with older people in the community.

Here's a short film about what we do

Thank you for your very valuable support.

Annie Ashworth
Festival Director

Friends Membership

A Single Annual Friends Membership costs:
£25 per person

A Plus 1 Friends membership costs:
£35 for two people (couples living at the same address or single people who want to bring someone else)

Membership Benefits:

  • Priority booking
  • News and offers from the Festival
  • Invitations to events

Benefactor Membership

A Benefactor Membership costs:

Membership Benefits:

  • Priority booking
  • News and offers from the Festival
  • Invitation to our launch party and special events
  • Recognition of your support in the programme and on our website
  • Two complimentary tickets with near the front  seats at the spring festival
    (This is subject to availability. This offer does not include workshops or books included with tickets.)

For more information, please Email us here

Or Simply Make a Donation

We welcome donations, however small, towards the work of the Festival, and your donation will help us to grow the very valuable work we do in promoting the value of literacy.

Gift Aid

We are also able to claim Gift Aid on your donation. Gift Aid allows UK charities to claim back the basic rate tax already paid on donations by the donor. This means we can claim from the government 25p for every £1 donated, boosting the value of a donation by a quarter. If you are happy just to make a donation, however small, please let us know.

Thank you very much for your support.

Stratford Literary Festival is a Registered Charity No.: 1164662

Email us here