UK Literary Festivals


There are some 350 literary festivals that take place throughout the year in the UK. Many are small local events featuring local authors and writing workshops and others are huge affairs that attract the big names in literature, media and show business. Whichever type you choose to attend, you are sure to find something that interests the entire family.

Below are listed the most popular but at the bottom follow the link to a concise list of pretty much every literature and writing event in the UK.






Cheltenham Literature Festival

Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival

Hay Festival

Oxford Literary Festival

Bath Literature Festival

London Literature Festival

Soho Literary Festival

London Short Story Festival

And for the full listing and to find a festival in your area take a look at –

Literature Festivals Full Directory

NB: Be aware that some of the links on the above are for events that are no longer taking place.

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