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.

Lissa Evans & A L Kennedy: Absurd Adventures

Families & 8+

Wednesday 23 August 5:45pm - 6:45pm

Two fantastically funny authors come together for an hour of silliness. Lissa Evans presents a crazy adventure story in Wed Wabbit and A L Kennedy introduces you to the most depressed llamas in the world in Uncle Shawn and Bill and the Almost Entirely...

A L Kennedy

Love in London

Thursday 24 August 11:45am - 12:45pm

He is a civil servant, divorced, afraid of commitment. She is a 45 year old, unmarried, former alcoholic working for an animal charity. A L Kennedy’s Serious Sweet is not an obvious romance, but then again there’s nothing obvious in anything she...

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...

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