Events and Literature Festivals

Below is a list of events relevant to the world of books and which will be added to all the time.   Please let us know of any other book related events you’ve heard about or are planning.


February 2013

11th – 24th February 2013 – Imagine Children’s Festival, London’s Southbank (including the Red House Book Awards Ceremony)
23rd February – 3rd March – Jewish Book Week 

March 2013

1st – 10th March 2013 – Bath Literature Festival
7th – 17th March 2013 – Discover Children’s Story Centre, The Big Write Annual Children’s Literature Festival, Stratford, East London
6th – 10th March 2013 – StAnza: Scotland’s International Poetry Festival
11th – 15th March 2013 – Oundle Literature Festival – Kid Lit
1st – 31st March 2013 – Essex Book Festival
16th – 24th March 2013 – The Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival
20th – 24th March 2013 – Cardiff Children’s Literature Festival 
25th – 28th March 2013 – Bologna Children’s Book Fair

April 2013

21st April 2013 – Luton Hoo Walled Garden Children’s Book Festival 

May 2013

1st – 31st May 2013 – Lincoln Book Festival
23rd May - 2nd June 2013 – The Telegraph Hay Festival

June 2013

14th – 23rd June 2013 – Worcestershire Literary Festival 

July 2013

London Literature Festival – dates to be confirmed.

August 2013

7th – 10th August 2013 – Inverness Book Festival
10th – 26th August 2013 – Edinburgh International Book Festival

September 2013

27th – 6th October 2013 – Bath Festival of Children’s Literature



7 Responses to Events and Literature Festivals

  1. Karole Lange says:

    We have a Childrens Book Festival in May at Luton Hoo Walled Garden – can you put it on your events list?

  2. Penny Kendal says:

    The link for the Luton Hoo Festival is not working?

  3. We have lots of lovely book events for children coming up – you can find them all here:


  4. This year’s festival is on Sunday 21st April 2013.
    Fantastic programme to be announced very shortly on our website. Tickets on sale from 1 March.

  5. Zoe says:

    Great list, but don’t forget Imagine, in London in February at the South Bank, which includes the Red house children’s Book award ceremony on the 23rd, and lots of other kidlit stuff.

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