About Us

The Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival was set up in 2008 and the Festival team comprises:

Annie Ashworth - Trustee, Festival Director and Programming
Jo James - Operations Director
Jane Churchill - Schools and Children's Events Programming

Helen Watts - Children's Events Consultant

Jennie Dobson - Books with Friends Meetings Leader

Liz Wise - Books with Friends Coordinator

Suzanne Worthington - Volunteers Coordinator

David Fletcher - Trustee and Money Man
Caroline Walley - Author Care

Festival Admin Assistant:
Kate Duxbury

Press Team:
Tanya Aspinwall Marketing Aloud (Regional)
Tamsin Williams Wigwam PR (National)

Staging and Set Design:
Judy Reaves Design

Front of House:
Christine Anderson

Head of Fundraising:
Charlotte Brennan

Festival Photographers:
Rupert Barnes Photography
Lorentz Gullachsen Photography

Prison Workshop Team:
Hollie Hughes, Smriti Prasadam-Halls and Louise Fazackerley

The Festival offers an opportunity for people to meet their favourite authors and celebrities and the chance to learn new skills. We also offer advice to those wanting to pursue a career in writing.

The Festival has an extensive community programme, works in prisons and has one of the biggest educational and outreach programmes of any literary festival.

We also aim to have great fun doing it!

Festival Office: 01789 470185

The Stratford Literary Festival is a Registered Charity Number: 1164662.
: Archie Kane (Chair), Annie Ashworth, David Fletcher, Suzanne James, Graham Spalding