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 - email

Jo James
Operations Director - email

Jane Churchill
Schools and Children's Events Programming

Liz Wise
Books with Friends Meeting Leader

Suzanne Worthington
Volunteers Coordinator - email

David Fletcher
Trustee and Money Man

Caroline Walley
Author Care

Kate Duxbury
Festival Admin Assistant -email

Tanya Aspinwall
Press Team (Regional) - Marketing Aloud - email

Tamsin Williams
Press Team (National) -Wigwam PR - email

Judy Reaves Design
Staging and Set Design - email

Christine Anderson
Front of House

Charlotte Brennan
Head of Fundraising - email

Rupert Barnes Photography - email
Lorentz Gullachsen Photography - email
Festival Photographers

Hollie Hughes
Smriti Prasadam-Halls
Louise Fazackerley
Prison Workshop Team

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

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