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

Monday 21 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.

In Therapy with Susie Orbach: Laura Albert

The Writer Who Invented J T Leroy

Monday 21 August 3:15pm - 4:15pm

In a fascinating exercise in public therapy, US author Laura Albert places herself on the couch to explore the motivations that led her to develop the persona of Jeremiah ‘Terminator’ Leroy (J T Leroy). Leading the session is acclaimed writer and...

Amnesty International Imprisoned Writers Series

Syria: Constant Conflict

Wednesday 23 August 5:30pm - 6:15pm

The bloody conflict in Syria has raged on for six years, causing the deaths of more than 300,000 people and displacing millions of others. Syrians have suffered many human rights abuses including direct military attacks on civilians. Today, writing by...

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