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

Right to a Childhood

Saturday 12 August 5:30pm - 6:15pm

Freedom from Torture does vital work with survivors of torture who arrive in the UK. More than 50,000 people have been referred for help and thousands have rebuilt their lives. Therapeutic writing is an invaluable part of its work. Today’s readings...

Debi Gliori & Pam Smy: Grey Area

Age 12+

Saturday 26 August 4:45pm - 5:45pm

Debi Gliori shares her experience of depression in the beautiful Night Shift, while in Thornhill Pam Smy builds an emotional connection between two people separated by time but drawn together by place. Meet these two exceptional illustrators and learn...