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.

Amnesty International Imprisoned Writers Series

Civilised Disobedience

Thursday 24 August 5:30pm - 6:15pm

Everyone should be able to enjoy the right to organise peaceful demonstrations free from intimidation, unnecessary or excessive force, or the threat of prosecution and detention. Today, we hear writing from some iconic civil rights campaigners, read by...

Reading for Pleasure

The Readers of Tomorrow, Today

Friday 25 August 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Shadowing scheme, mainly led by school librarians, was established to encourage young people to read for pleasure, with a focus on high quality fiction. For this event, Youth Librarian Yvonne Manning, School...