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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.

 

Keep your eyes peeled for the 2022 line-up.

Literature for Schools

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

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

Our first year as RTRP strategic partners Ilid Haf – Books Council of Wales

Wednesday 13 July 2022

GUEST CURATOR ANNOUNCEMENT THE TIMES AND THE SUNDAY TIMES CHELTENHAM LITERATURE FESTIVAL 2022

Monday 4 July 2022

Apply to be a part of Cheltenham Literature Festival

Monday 16 May 2022

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Get closer to the Festivals with a Membership

Get closer to the Festivals with a Membership

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