2017 sees the 24th Swindon Festival of Literature making it one of the older litfests in the country. Comprises talks, readings, and question and answer sessions with authors, performers, and poets; plus writing workshops, discussions, storytelling, and a 'Performance Poetry Slam Competition'. Authors attending include the famous, the infamous, and the soon to be known.
Where? Lawn Woods, overlooking Swindon, WiltsWhen? 1st - 13th May, 2017
Who? 2017 TBA - Programme released in March
How much? Check site
Website? Festival Website
Facebook? Swindon Festival of Literature
Festival Director? 2015 Matt Holland
Past Festivals? Sir. David Attenborough, Margaret Drabble, Michael Morpurgo, Julian Clary, Nigel Lawson, Bob Wilson, Maureen Lippman, Alistair McGowan, Marcus Tresothic, Rory McGrath, Mark Vernon, Judy Taylor on Beatrix Potter, Kate Williams, Martin Bell, Sally Magnusson, Esther Freud, Peter Sissons, Michael Wood, Bonnie Greer,Harry Hill, Tahmmima Anam (pictured) Victoria Coren.
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