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Lit Crawl

Charging into the third year, Cheltenham’s streets, bars and bookshops will once again burst at the seams with quirky literary happenings. Get ready for a fast-paced evening of comedy, readings, performances and parties in the hottest venues across town. This is literature done differently. Join us and get drunk on words. All completely FREE.

Created in San Francisco in 2004 and now in Boston, Brooklyn, Portland, Chicago, New Zealand and beyond, Lit Crawl blends a bar crawl with bookish content – a riotous evening of the written and spoken word in some surprising venues around town.

View the Lit Crawl line-up below or download it here.


Free activities in the Festival Village

As well as our packed programme of events and Lit Crawl there’s plenty more to discover for all ages in our Festival Village – and for FREE!

View the free activities in the Festival Village below or download it here.


Lit Crawl in partnership with