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About the Festival

Cheltenham Literature Festival is the world’s first literature Festival, leading 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.

What's On

The impressive 10 day programme is a mixture of ticketed events, free family activities and events and fringe events scattered throughout the regency town.

 

Check out the 2022 programme.

Free events at Cheltenham Literature Festival

Don't forget to check out all of the free events at The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival - including the legendary Lit Crawl and the return of our immersive venue VOICEBOX.

Literature for Schools

Our highly-anticipated Literature for Schools programme has been announced. Browse the brochures and start planning your visit now.

Cheltenham Literature Festival highlights

View the Cheltenham Literature Festival 2022 brochure

Cheltenham Literature Festival 2022

Director's Welcome

"For book lovers everywhere, The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival is the only place to be each autumn. The Festival returns from 7-16 October 2022, welcoming the world’s greatest writers and thinkers to Cheltenham."

Talent Development

Talent Development

Enjoy #CheltLitFest highlights

Enjoy #CheltLitFest highlights

News

FREE EVENTS AND LIT CRAWL LINE-UP UNVEILED FOR THE TIMES AND THE SUNDAY TIMES CHELTENHAM LITERATURE FESTIVAL

Friday 2 September 2022

VOICEBOX at Cheltenham Literature Festival 2022

Friday 2 September 2022

Cheltenham Festival 2022 Free Events Programme and Lit Crawl revealed

Tuesday 30 August 2022

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