Literature for Schools is back at Cheltenham Literature Festival 2023 from 6 - 15 October.

We’re excited to be presenting a fantastic programme of authors, illustrators and poets including Rob BiddulphBenji DaviesAnna JamesJamie LittlerMichael RosenVarsha ShahThomas Taylor and Kate Wakeling

Join us in Montpellier Gardens from 6 - 15 October. Booking opens on Tuesday 13 June at 8am. 

Cheltenham Literature Festival for Schools 2023: Primary Brochure

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Cheltenham Literature Festival for Schools 2023: Secondary Brochure

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Cheltenham Literature Festival for Schools 2023: Home Educators Brochure

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Planning your Literature for Schools visit

Whether you're from Primary or Secondary schools or a Home Educator, all the information about booking your visit with Cheltenham Festivals.

RTRP Conference

We produce an annual reading for pleasure conference in October for teachers and other education professionals as part of our Literature for Schools programme at The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival.


Check out page 17 of our Primary Schools brochure or page 8 of our Secondary Schools brochure to find out more about this year’s conference.


“It was such a wonderful conference: thought provoking, inspirational and dynamic”- Conference Delegate, 2022

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