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Bristol festival of Literature

This is a festival, lit-shape and Bristol fashion. We showcase acclaimed authors alongside voices from across the city. Everyone has a tale, so bring your ears or bring the truth you want to tell. We run for a week or so every October, in venues across Bristol.

If you want to be part of the festival, if you have a great idea for an event, or just want to perform at one of our spoken word events then drop us an email at

Bristol Festival of Literature is a programme of events and performances celebrating creative writing, mainly fiction. We inspire audiences with the very best local, UK and international authors; we engage communities with each other through events in unusual places and we equip writers at all levels with masterclasses, showcases and routes to publishing. We love irrepressible creativity and dissenting voices. That’s why we call it ‘Unputdownable’.

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