8 to 17 October 2021
The world’s first literature festival still leads the way in celebrating the written and spoken word, presenting the best new voices in fiction and poetry alongside literary greats and high-profile speakers, while inspiring over 9,000 school children with a love of books. All set in The Festival Town of Cheltenham, with free pop-up events galore and festivities continuing late into the night, including the popular Lit Crawl.
The theme for 2020 is Read the World – continuing the outward-looking focus of the Festival’s 70th anniversary celebrations. With the help of expert analysts and big thinkers, it will seek to better understand the world by listening to what writers all over the globe have to say.
Cheltenham Literature Festival is part of Cheltenham Festivals, a charity which creates world-class cultural festivals and year-round accessible talent development, outreach and education programmes. Over 225,000 visitors a year are inspired by its Literature, Science, Jazz and Music Festivals.
For more information please visit The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival