Felixstowe Book Festival 2019

With Prue Leith, James Runcie, Alan Johnson and Esther & Annie Freud

Felixstowe Book Festival has become one of the highlights of the East Anglian arts calendar and returns for another exciting programme of events from 27th to 30th June 2019. 

A full programme of fiction, poetry and non-fiction events (covering politics, history, memoir, photography, social issues and nature), workshops and discussions will take place at The Orwell Hotel, with an excellent selection of events for children and teens hosted by Felixstowe Library.

The festival will be popping-up in some exciting venues including beach huts, a shipping container, Landguard Fort and the Seafront Gardens.

Festival Highlights include patron Esther Freud and her sister Annie talking about the influence of their upbringing on their work; war photographer Lalage Snow exploring conflict through people who garden in war zones; Polly Clark’s ‘Tiger' a mesmerising and bewitching novel which brings together three humans and a tiger in the snow-smothered Siberian forest.

All this and more in the beautiful seaside town of Felixstowe!


"I imagine the dust is still settling on another hugely successful Felixstowe Book Festival. I just wanted to say congratulations on staging such a fascinating festival, and thank you for inviting me to take part. I had a lovely time and the audience was wonderful.”  Henry Hemming

"We just wanted to say thank you again for another wonderful book festival. You should be so very proud and satisfied with your success. It was lovely to see so many happy booky people across the weekend, and without exception the authors we met were all thrilled to be part of it. As are we. Thank you for the hospitality, the sunshine, and the truly lovely weekend.” Nicola Upson & Mandy Morton

"Thanks for your kind invitation to the festival - I had a really excellent, enjoyable visit and found it to be a great, friendly environment for book-lovers. The audience at my event were very attentive and asked fascinating questions and Richard Walker was a first-rate chairperson.” Richard T Kelly

"What a lovely evening that was! We’ve decided that your Festival is by far our favourite gig. And your audience were so appreciative.”  Martin and the Hosepipe Band


“An eclectic mix of authors, some well known, some new and subjects to stimulate the mind of anyone aged 8-80….worth coming all the way from Devon for”.

 “Absolutely love it.  The festival is absolutely amazing!”

“Bring on next year’s festival”

“It is lovely to have a book festival in our town”

“Really enjoyed the variety in the programme”

“As a first time attendee found something totally different well worthwhile”

For more details about all the events, speakers and to subscribe to the newsletter please go to www.felixstowebookfestival.co.uk

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