All Events

There are events for just about every age and interest at the Book Festival, bringing readers and writers together for inspiration, entertainment and discussion. Around 1000 authors appear in over 800 events, including novelists, poets, scientists, sportsmen, illustrators, comics creators, historians, musicians, biographers, Nobel and Booker prize-winners and many more besides.

Sabrina Mahfouz

British Muslim Women Today

Wednesday 16 August 6:30pm - 7:30pm

The Things I Would Tell You dispels the narrow, clichéd notion of what a Muslim woman looks and sounds like. British-Egyptian poet, playwright and screenwriter Sabrina Mahfouz selects the work of over 20 women writers of Muslim heritage, from...

Jemima Foxtrot, Iona Lee, Sabrina Mahfouz & Sophia Walker

Phenomenal Women Speak Out

Sunday 20 August 4:00pm - 5:00pm

While comedy still struggles with gender equality, the spoken word scene is well used to its biggest, most exciting exports being female. Following in the footsteps of Kate Tempest and Hollie McNish, we bring you some of the most exciting new talents in...