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Faversham Literary Festival 2024

16th February - 25th February 2024

Faversham Literary Festival offers a week-long programme that is eclectic, thought-provoking and fun, with jam-packed events and plenty of rabble-rousing energy!

About Faversham Literary Festival

Started in 2018 Faversham Literary Festival offers a week-long programme that is eclectic, thought-provoking and fun, with jam-packed events and plenty of rabble-rousing energy! It offers an exciting mix of well-known authors, leading thinkers, up-and-coming writers, and local talent, plus writing competitions for all ages, workshops, spoken word, slam poetry, children's and family events. The quality and scope of the programme is what gets us excited and makes it a festival that people want to come to.

Among the well-known authors we have welcomed to Faversham are Michael Palin, Maggie O'Farrell, Irvine Welsh, Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock, Lady Brenda Hale, John Cooper Clarke, Joanne Harris, Tim Marshall, Hollie McNish, Keith Brymer Jones, Michael Rosen, Jenni Murray, Lemn Sissay, Deborah Levy, Martin Bell, Jo Brand, Will Self, Lionel Shriver, Sarah Perry, Jenny Eclair, John Hegley, Tracey Thorn, Iain Sinclair, Gavin Esler, Viv Albertine, Stephen Morris, Melissa Harrison, Horatio Clare and many more.

The festival contributes to local charities and has made donations to Abbey Physic Community Garden, Faversham Community Boat Build and Cinque Ports Rowing, Faversham and Villages Refugee Solidarity Group, and others. We run a schools' outreach programme with creative competitions for children and students, providing books for school libraries and offering opportunities for young adults to get involved.

The literary festival brings thousands of visitors to Faversham and offers something for everyone. Key to its success is the support of local people who turn out in their droves to help make it happen – the volunteers and helpers, venue staff, cake bakers and caterers, and the all-important audience!

We hope to see you 16–25 February 2024

Ten days of author events set in a medieval market town on the north Kent coast. A jam-packed programme offering something for everyone, full details will be on the website and released from Mid December.

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Some Faversham Literary Festival Early Release Tickets (Link)

Faversham Literary Festival Venues

St Mary of Charity Church

  • Location: Church Road, Faversham ME13 8GZ
  • The venue has a licensed bar
  • Tea, coffee and soft drinks are available for daytime events on Saturday 24 Feb
  • Festival bookstall at all events for book purchases and author signings
  • Accessibility information: access ramps; fully accessible by wheelchair; public toilets and accessible toilet facilities

The Assembly Rooms

  • Location: 63–64 Preston Street, Faversham ME13 8PG
  • The venue will have a licensed bar at certain events only – please check individual event information
  • Tea, coffee and soft drinks are available at certain events only – please check individual event information
  • Festival bookstall for book purchases and author signings available at all events
  • Accessibility information: access ramps; fully accessible by wheelchair; public toilets and accessible toilet facilities

The Alexander Centre

  • Location: 15–17 Preston Street, Faversham ME13 8NZ
  • The venue has a licensed bar. Tea, coffee, soft drinks and snacks are available
  • Festival bookstall in the foyer at all events for book purchases and author signings
  • Accessibility information: access ramps; all rooms fully accessible by wheelchair; public toilets and accessible toilet facilities

The Arden Theatre

  • Location: Leslie Smith Drive, Faversham ME13 8PW
  • The venue has a licensed bar. Tea, coffee and soft drinks are also available
  • Festival bookstall at all events for book purchases and author signings
  • Accessibility information: access ramps; fully accessible by wheelchair; public toilets and accessible toilet facilities. Please note: there is limited wheelchair space inside the theatre – please contact the festival organisers if you need to reserve a space

The Guildhall

  • Location: Market Place, Faversham ME13 7AG
  • Festival bookstall at all events for book purchases and author signings
  • Accessibility information: access ramps; lift to first floor; accessible toilet. Please note: the lift in this building has limited wheelchair access and is suitable only for standard wheelchairs, width 20 inches – please contact the festival organisers before purchasing tickets for this venue if you need to check accessibility for a larger wheelchair.

The Old Brewery Store

  • Location: Mill Place, Faversham ME13 7DY
  • The venue has a licensed bar;. Tea, coffee, soft drinks and snacks are also available
  • Festival bookstall at all events for book purchases and author signings
  • Accessibility information: access ramps; all rooms fully accessible by wheelchair; public toilet facilities

Days and times

  • See Faversham Literary Festival Website for programme details

Location

Address

The Alexander Centre 15-17 Preston Street, Faversham, United Kingdom, AND Other Faversham venues
ME13 8NZ

Links

Visit Kent
10 Best Lane
Canterbury
Kent
CT1 2JB
OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF VISIT KENT LIMITED ENGLAND