30 OCTOBER 2019: SALARIYA/STRATFORD LITERARY FESTIVAL CHILDREN’S BOOK PRIZE 2020 OPENS FOR ENTRIES

The Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival and the Salariya Book Company have opened their 2020 Children’s Picture Book Prize for submissions.   The competition, which launched in 2017, is open to unpublished writers and illustrators, with a prize value of £1000. The winner will receive career advice from a leading literary agent and publicity through the Stratford Literary Festival,…

22 JULY 2019: GUILDFORD BOOK FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES LINE-UP FOR 2019

Today, organisers of the Guildford Book Festival – which celebrates its 30th season in 2019 – announce the line-up for this year, with events taking place at venues across the town between 6 and 13 October.    The 30th edition of Guildford Book Festival will feature leading actor and star of ‘Poirot’, David Suchet, celebrating 50 years on stage and screen; award-winning adventurer and TV presenter, Steve…

4 JULY 2019: STRATFORD LITERARY FESTIVAL RECEIVES ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND FUNDING

Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival is delighted to announce that it has been awarded funding through the Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants programme to develop its transformative Bedtime Stories project. The £15,000 grant will enable the charity to extend the reach of the Bedtime Stories project – which builds literacy skills and encourages important family bonds…

31 May 2019: GUILDFORD BOOK FESTIVAL 2019: READERS’ DAY AND LITERARY LUNCH LINE-UP ANNOUNCED

Today, Guildford Book Festival – which celebrates its 30th season in 2019 – announces the line-up for its ever-popular Literary Lunch and Readers’ Day.   Deborah Moggach, bestselling author of Tulip Fever and These Foolish Things (adapted for the screen as The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), will join Condé Nast legend Nicholas Coleridge at the Harbour Hotel on Monday 7 October for this year’s…

20 FEBRUARY 2019: PRUE LEITH AND SOPHIE HANNAH JOIN THE LINE-UP FOR GUILDFORD BOOK FESTIVAL’S SPRING READERS’ DAY

Guildford Book Festival is delighted to announce details of its first Spring Readers’ Day, taking place on Saturday 13 April 2019 at the Harbour Hotel, Guildford. Always hugely popular during the annual Festival week (the 2019 Festival will be held between 6 and 13 October), Guildford Book Festival’s Readers’ Day brings some of Britain’s best-loved…