Become a Friend

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.

What projects do we run?

  • A week of events in schools featuring leading authors and illustrators who inspire children to love books and reading
  • A monthly reading group, Books with Friends, which welcomes people who are lonely or feel socially isolated
  • Bedtime story writing workshops in prisons throughout the UK at which prisoners create stories for their children to help maintain family contact and discourage reoffending
  • Life memoir writing with older people in the community and sixth form students

Find out more here

Here's a short film about what we do

How you can help

We rely on support for this extensive and successful education and outreach programme.

By becoming a Festival Friend or Benefactor, you will be helping us to continue to deliver this valued work.

Friend 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

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.

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.

To find out how to become a Friend or Benefactor, please email us here

Thank you very much for your support.

Annie Ashworth
Festival Director

Stratford Literary Festival is a Registered Charity No.: 1164662

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