This year’s Festival will take place from
Thursday 19th Sept to Sunday 22nd Sept 2013.
The exciting 4-day programme will shortly be announced – keep watching this space.
Featured authors include…
• Melvyn Bragg • Edna O’Brien • Toby Buckland
• Sarah Churchwell • Rachel Cooke • Miriam Darlington
• James Fleet • Lavinia Greenlaw • Christopher Hill
• Ed Hogan • PD James • Jackie Kay • Rachel Joyce
• Hilary Mantel • Jan Morris • Sarah Moss
• Ferdinand Mount • Martin Rees • Peter Snow
• Martin Sorrell • Sir Peter Stothard • Lynne Truss
• Alex Wade • Katie Ward • Dr Sam Willis
Authors appearing at last year’s Festival were …
• Lucy Adlington • Joan Bakewell • Jeremy Black •
• Babette Cole • Wendy Cope • Michael Frayn • Peter Hennessy
• Michael Holroyd • Meredith Hooper • Douglas Hurd • Kathy Lette
• Alison Light • Penelope Lively • Hilary Mantel • John O’Farrell
• Lawrence Sail • Lemn Sissay • Claire Tomalin • Ginette Vincendeau
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Part of the Literary Festival’s ethos is to entertain the whole community, and to this end, the programme includes pre-school storybook reading, a poetry workshop, poetry recitals involving local schools, book sales, an art talk about a celebrated book illustrator, and even a walking tour with a literary flavour around Budleigh Salterton.
Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival is supported by:
• Everys Solicitors • Palmers Whitton and Laing • The Tolkien Trust •
• Norman Family Charitable Trust • Creative Engine Web & Marketing •
• The Farm Marketing Communications • Devon County Council •
• Arts & Culture at the University of Exeter • Simcoe House •
• Blackwell Publishers • Budleigh Salterton Library •
• Budleigh Salterton Tourist Information Centre •
• Budleigh Salterton Town Council •
• Councillor Christine Channon • Michael Jackaman • P.J. White •
…and other Literary Festival Friends and supporters who have kindly sponsored or contributed to the Festival.
Other large UK Literary Festivals & Literature Festivals in South West England include:
The Telegraph Ways With Words Literary Festival at Dartington Hall
The Times Cheltenham Literature Festival
Port Eliot Festival
Bath Literary Festival
We also recommend Wordquest Devon – an opportunity for people to immerse themselves in Devon’s literature while exploring the county’s dramatic landscapes.
Looking forward to welcoming you to the 2013 Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival.