Faversham Literary Festival
23rd - 25th February

Faversham is one of England's historic gems, a picturesque market town dating back to pre-Roman times and a lovely place to visit. On the north coast of Kent it is just one hour from London St Pancras, with close connections to Ashford International and Canterbury. The festival will take place in three of the town's historic venues, the Guildhall on Market Place, and the Assembly Rooms and The Limes on Preston Street.

Among the confirmed speakers for 2018 are literary Fiction writers:
Jane Harris
Deborah Levy 
Fiona Melrose

Iain Sinclair

Kent crime writers:
William Shaw
Lisa Cutts
Simon Booker 
Julie Wassmer

Martin Bell OBE

Nature writers:
Carold Donaldson
Peter Fiennes
Alex Preston

Children's authors:
Justin Coe
Julia Woolf.

Also on the programme are cookery, true accounts, historical fiction, spoken word and poetry; plus creative writing workshops and short story competitions.

Faversham has strong literary connections, past and present. It has been home to famous writers including Thomas Arden and Iain Banks, and is thought to have provided inspiration to Charles Dickens; Jane Austen is said to have danced the night away in the Assembly Rooms on Preston Street, the main venue for the festival.


Tickets: Available through the festival website, The Hat Shop in Faversham and Harbour Books in Whitstable.
Please Note: some events during this festival are ticked