Event News

Folkestone Book Festival

November 17-26, 2017

Featuring: Boris Akunin * Linda Blair * Vince Cable * Tracy Chevalier * Juno Dawson * A.C. Grayling * Viv Groskop * Miles Jupp * Francesca Martinez * Susie Orbach * Sarah Outen * Michael Pennington * Steve Richards * Peter Snow * Deyan Sudjic * James Thornton.

Folkestone Book Festival returns with another stellar programme that is brimming with authors, ideas and inspiration. The launch on Friday 17th November sees Tracy Chevalier (author of “Girl with the Pearl Earring”) discussing her new book “New Boy” and switching on the Creative Quarter Christmas lights at 5.30pm on The Old High Street for an evening of song, cheer and light. There is a choir performance with Christmas classics; cafes and bars are on hand to keep you warm and refreshed; and independent shops will show off their festive window displays.

The nine days will welcome a plethora of national and international speakers, covering everything from tech and the environment to well-being, history and fiction.

Festival day passes offer access to all available events at just a fraction of the individual price.

For more information or to book tickets click here or call the Box Office on 01303 760750.

A Book, Literary or Literature Festival has taken place annually in Folkestone since 1980. Over the years each festival has included a wide variety of events in addition to talks by authors, including debates and discussions, history weekends, maritime and science days, creative writing workshops, walks around the town and visits to local houses of literary significance. Contributors have included new, established and local authors, scientists, historians, philosophers, poets, politicians, comedians and actors.