An twice a year literature festival held in the spring and winter in Cambridge and surrounding area. It aims to provide a richlypacked weekend of some of the best in contemporary fiction, political debate, workshops and events for children. It is a festival for writers as well as readers.
When? 18 - 23 April, 2017
Where? Cambridge at the historic ADC Theatre and the University's McCrum and Babbage lecture theatres
Who? 2017 TBA
Festival Website: www.cambridgewordfest.co.uk
Facebook? Cambridge Literary Festival
Established? The original Cambridge Wordfest was conceived and launched in 2003 by Cathy Moore with support from Cambridgeshire County Council and a small but dedicated band of friends and volunteers. The event was rebranded as the Cambridge Literary Festival in 2014.
Festival Director? 2003 -2015 Cathy Moore Festival Manager? 2015 Anna Millward
Major Sponser? 2015 - New Statesman
Past Festival Authors?
2015 Judith Kerr (right), Celia Imrie, Maggi Hambling, Anthony Horowitz, Mary Portas, Will Hutton, Roger McGough, Poly Tynbee+. 111 speakers - 4 Venues -6 Days. Download 2015 Programme (PDF 6.23mb)
Tickets ? The general box office opens early March
2014 - 112 Speakers Lined-Up including - Alain de Botton, Douglas Alexander, Germaine Greer, Pat Barker, Melvyn Bragg, Jim Crace, Carol Ann Duffy, Adam Foulds, Simon Garfield, Alan Johnson, Rachel Joyce, Hanif Kureshi, David Runciman, Simon Singh, Ali Smith, Joanna Trollope, Kirsty Wark, Eleanor Catton and Dame Jacqueline Wilson. Download
Cambridge Wordfest Spring 2013 - Kevin Crossley-Holand, Antony Beevor, Lindsey Hilsum, Chimananda Ngozi-Adichie, Kate Fox ++
Previously? Highlights have included Ian Rankin, Alan Hollinghurst, Alain de Botton as well as a vibrant children's programme, with Cressida Cowell - Will Hutton, Simon Armitage, Don Paterson - The Bard in Love, Stefan Collini - The Future of Our Universities, Dawn French - More than A Tiny Bit Marvellous, Ian McEwan & Sam Harris, Roger McGough, PD James & Nichola Upson, David Leigh & Luke Harding - WikiLeaks, Maggi Hambling, Mark Logue & Peter Conradi - The King's Speech, Celia Imrie Andrew Motion, David Starkey, Malorie Blackman, Michael Morpurgo, Libby Purves, Kamila Shamsie, Jackie Kay, Philip Ardagh, Louise Rennison, Ali Smith, C J Sansom, Gillian Slovo, Joanne Harris, Nadeem Aslam, Salley Vickers, Rebecca Abrams, Nicola Beauman, Susan Sellars, Louise Doughty, Jill Dawson , John Fardell, Mark Steel, Polly Toynbee, David Walker, A C Grayling, Jane Wilson-Howarth, Irma Kurtz, Louise FoxcroftCarol Ann Duffy, Lionel Shriver, Andrew Cowan, Kathryn Hughes, Helen Dunmore, Geraldine McCaughrean, Sandi Toksvig and Marina Lewcka.