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Festivals and Conferences

Nairn Book & Arts Festival
Dates: 12 - 17 September 2017
The 14th Nairn Book and Arts Festival invites writers to have their senses assaulted, minds stimulated, and spirits raised with the programmes they offer. The festival’s literary events and topics discuss real life adventure, travel, crime real and fictional, and politics. The varied visual arts programme consists of an open exhibition in Nairn. Also included are a range of workshops led by highly regarded artists.

Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival
Dates: 13 - 17 September 2017
Founded in 2008, the Budleigh Lit Fest celebrates its 9th year in 2017 with its biggest programme yet. The line-up, appearing beside the sea in September, includes Radio 2 broadcaster Jeremy Vine, former home secretary and award-winning Alan Johnson, Michael Morpurgo OBE, Dame Hilary Mantel, Bridget Kendall MBE, Allison Pearson, David Crystal, Rev Richard Coles, Stephen Moss, plus others. There are free events for kids on 16th and 17th September, and workshops for young writers. Topics range from women’s rights in Iran to Jane Austen in Hollywood.

Guildford Book Festival
Dates: 8 - 15 October 2017
Established in 1989 and now in its 29th year, the Guildford Book Festival brings together a vibrant mix of authors and artists from around the world for eight days of outstanding conversation and lively debate, all held in a welcoming environment. The festival offers a strong programme of events for children, including an active schools programme. Over 50 authors are expecting to be appearing this year.

Berwick Literary Festival - Northumbria
Dates: 20 - 22 October 2017
2017 witnesses the fourth small and friendly festival in the historic walled town of Berwick upon Tweed. The organisers aim to attract authors of national renown while also providing a platform for writers from the region. The festival will be held at Berwick Upon Tweed, Northumberland, and will feature Ian McMillan, Tony Husband, Max Adams, Neil Astley, Katrina Porteous, and many others.

Stroud Book Festival
Dates: 2 - 5 November 2017
Stroud Book Festival is a 5-day literary feast for book lovers, showcasing some of the best in writing on a variety of themes. The festival will be held at Stroud, Gloucestershire, and will feature Adam Horowitz , John Dougherty, Polly Toynbee, The Emergency Poet, Hopeless Maine, Katie Fforde, Jane Bailey, and Caroline Sanderson.