2018 Literary Festivals in and around Kent

With the recent announcement that the awesome Mark Billingham is coming to the Rochester Literature Festival later this year, I thought I’d remind myself what other book-related events were left to go to this year.

From cookery books to crime fiction, there’s pretty much something for everyone at venues all around Kent and neighbouring counties. And with half the year to go there are still plenty to choose from.  Why not take a look at the following short summary and see if anything takes your fancy.

2018 Literary Festivals in Kent and surrounding areas

Date Festival Details Website
23–25 Feb Faversham Literary Festival Mix of speakers & activities Favershamliteraryfestival.org
14 Apr Kent Festival of Writing, Whitstable Focus on hands-on activities to help budding writers Whitlit.co.uk
5–7 May Margate Bookie Mix of speakers & activities Margatebookie.com
6–8 May Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival, West Kent Mix of speakers & activities Chiddingstonecastle.org
2–3 Jun Dickens Festival, Rochester Dedicated to Dickens Rochesterlitfest.com
15-16 Jun Greenwich Book Festival Mix of speakers & activities Greenwichbookfest.com
30 Jun–1 Jul Wealden Literary Festival, Woodchurch Focus on nature & children’s literature Wealdenliteraryfestival.co.uk
31 Aug–2 Sep Hastings Literary Festival Mix of speakers & activities Hastinglitfest.org
21Sep–6 Oct Sevenoaks Literary Festival Focus on high quality literature Sevlitfest.com
28–29 Sep Cranbrook literature festival Mix of speakers & activities Cranbrookliteraturefestival.com
6 Oct Rochester literature festival Dedicated to crime writing Rochesterlitfest.com
16–25 Nov Folkestone Book Festival Programme to be announced Folkestonebookfest.com
Various Broadstairs Lit Author talks through the yr Broadstairslit.co.uk


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