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.

Important Expeditions with Diana Hendry

Age 9-12

Saturday 12 August 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Explore fathers, sons and self-discovery in this mischievous event with Whitbread Award-winner Diana Hendry. In Out of the Clouds Oliver Coggin, desperate to escape his chaotic family life, embarks upon a journey to find out why his father never...

Amnesty International Imprisoned Writers Series

We Are All Born Free

Tuesday 15 August 5:30pm - 6:15pm

Children across the world are denied their human rights, missing out on an education, being recruited into armed forces and suffering many forms of violence, even the death penalty. Today, we hear writing by heroic young people who have been persecuted....