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.

Ten at Ten

Thursday 24 August 10:00am - 10:10am

A small yet perfectly formed reading from one of our Festival authors to start your day. Check the screen in the Entrance Tent to see who's reading today.

Patrice Lawrence & Jared Thomas: Belonging

Age 12+

Thursday 24 August 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Discover two beautiful accounts of a young adult's search for belonging with Patrice Lawrence's Indigo Donut and Jared Thomas's Songs that sound like blood. Find out why both authors chose to use music as the foundation of their stories and how they set...