Friday Reads: Literary Festivals To Look Out For In 2017

If you read our reading resolutions post and decided you want to take on more literary festivals in 2017 but have no idea where to start, we’re here to help! Starting next month, no matter what city you live in there’s bound to be something nearby…


Cork International Poetry Festival, 15 – 18


For Irish readers looking to celebrate the art of poetry, there’s a whole heap of events and speakers being crammed into these three days. From Thomas McCarthy and Theo Dorgan to John Montague and Martina Evans, there’s something for everyone.


The London Book Fair, 14 – 16


The biggest literary festival in the UK, The London Book Fair is not only a fantastic networking event but also host to loads of publishing stands.


Stratford-Upon-Avon Literature Festival, throughout the year


Shakespeare’s birthplace will be celebrating ten years of literary festivals in 2017 with events throughout the year. Usually, however, the focus of the festivals takes places in April.


Crimefest, 18 – 21


Bristol’s crime literature festival is well-know for having incredibly guests. So far Anthony Horowitz has been announced for the 2017 line-up.


Sidmouth Literary Festival, 17 – 18


Sidmouth may be a small town but their literary festival goes above and beyond. Starting in 2016, this new event uncorporates ‘the sun and sea’ with workshops and events.


Theakston Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival, 20 – 23


Taking place in Harrogate, this festival hosts around 14,000 people annually and features over 90 authors, making it the biggest crime festival in the world.


Edinburgh International Book Festival, 12 – 28


The largest book festival in the world, the Edinburgh International Book Festival, hosts around 800 writers. Prepare to be inspired (and create a huge TBR).


The Agatha Christie Festival, 13 – 17


After marking 100 years of creativity, The Agatha Christie Festival continues to reach international fans in this very specific but move loved event.


Cheltenham Literature Festival, 6 – 15


A regular favourite, there are plenty of speakers and events yet to be announced for the Cheltenham Literature Festival.


Lavenham Literary Children’s Festival, 17 – 19


To celebrate children’s literature this small but special festival offers a picturesque experience.

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