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
|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|
Maybe I’ll see you at one in the future?
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