Wye Campers recommends the following literature festivals to visit in one of our campervans!
Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival April 21st – 5th May www.stratfordliteraryfestival.co.uk
The Stratford Literary Festival is the highlight of the regioan calender and one of the most significant literary festivals in the UK, attracting thousands of people who share a passion : a love of books,writing and reading.
Hay Festival, Hay-on-Wye, Wales 23rd May- 2nd June – www.hayfestival.com
The festival which is on our doorstep and i can personally highly recommend this fantastic festival, names such as John le Carre ,Carl Bernstein,, Elif Shafak, Christy Moore and Dara O Briain will be gracing the festival this year.
The festival is in its 26th year in Hay, a magical book town in the Black Mountains of the Brecon Beacons National Park.
For 25 years Hay Festival has brought together writers from around the world to debate and share stories at its festival in the staggering beauty of the Welsh Borders. Hay celebrates great writing from poets and scientists, lyricists and comedians, novelists and environmentalists, and the power of great ideas to transform our way of thinking. We believe the exchange of views and meeting of minds that our festivals create inspire revelations personal, political and educational. Hay is, in Bill Clinton’s phrase, ‘The Woodstock of the mind’.
Stoke Newington Literary Festival, London 7th -9th June – www.stokenewingtonliteraryfestival.com
This small-scale yet thought provoking festival in north London will pack a big literary punch, with performers.
Poetry corners become arts arenas at this festival where Iain Banks and Marcus Brigstocke hold the fort for literary lovers, while Lana Del Ray, Bon Iver and Laura Marling play on the main music stage.Latitude, Henham Park, Suffolk 18th – 21st July www.latitudefestival.co.uk