Saturday 6 May 2017

Dates for your Diary – Literary Festivals in May

Literary festivals continue across Ireland, Britain and further afield during May. Follow the links below for details, including times, dates, venues, programme of events.
Swindon Festival of Literature: 1-13 May
Cheltenham Poetry Festival: 4-15 May
Ullapool Book Festival: 5-7 May
Poetry-next-the-Sea – annual poetry festival that takes place in Wells-next-the-Sea, North Norfolk: 5-7 May
Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature: 6-13 May
Newcastle Poetry Festival: 9-13 May
Chipping Camden Literature Festival: 9-14 May
Guernsey Literary Festival: 10-14 May
Boswell Book Festival. Dumfries, Ayrshire – the world's only festival of biography and memoir: 12-14 May
Barnes Children's Literature FestivalLondon's largest dedicated children's literature festival: 13-14 May
Palestine Festival of Literature (PalFest) – annual travelling festival that tours around historic Palestine: 13-18 May
St Ives Literature Festival: 13-20 May
Crimefest. Bristol. International crime fiction festival – where the pen is bloodier than the sword!: 18-21 May
Litfest – a food and drinks literary festival at Ballymaloe, Co. Cork: 19-21 May
Charleston Festivalwhere books, ideas & creativity bloom: 19-29 May
International Literature Festival DublinIreland's premier literary event, gathering the finest writers in the world to debate, provoke, delight and enthral: 20-29 May
Hay Festival – Wales: 25 May to 4 June
Bodmin Moor Poetry Festivalthe poetry of dance, the dance of poetry: 26-28 May
Greenwich Book Festival, London: 26-27 May
May Festival (University of Aberdeen): 26-28 May
Salisbury International Arts Festival: 26 May to 10 June
Listowel Writers' Week: 31 May to 4 June

If we have omitted anyone, please except our sincere apologies. Obviously it was just that – an error of omission and not a deliberate slight! One way to avoid this happening in future, is to contact us – let us know about your organisation, activities, events. E-mail us with the details (time, date, venue, programme of events) or submit using the online form that we provide for this purpose.

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