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THIS YEAR, STROUD BOOK FESTIVAL IS ONLINE AND FREE!

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We are thrilled to launch Stroud Book Festival 2020!

EXPLORE THE FESTIVAL

WHAT’S ON

This year, every single one of our online events is FREE and has been programmed in the spirit of celebrating community, not just in Stroud and the Five Valleys, but also in the context of our wider world.

Our digital brochure is now LIVE!

View it as a PDF, or as a flipbook here.

 

SUPPORT US

Thanks to community fundraising, this year we raised £10,000 to help make the Festival events FREE to everyone.

We still need your help. Please consider donating the price of a Festival ticket...

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BUY THE BOOK

The Festival team loves independent bookshops and encourages you to support them. You'll find a link to our Festival booksellers, Stroud Bookshop alongside most of our event listings. Every purchase you make will benefit both our Festival and our local independent bookshop.

Stroud Bookshop >

ABOUT STROUD BOOK FESTIVAL

Stroud Book Festival celebrates all things books. Headed up by a team of local authors, literary and cultural professionals, and with Ian McEwan as patron, the festival presents a creative programme of high-quality, entertaining and thought-provoking events to engage this vibrant local community. Stroud Book Festival contributes to the town’s thriving cultural landscape, making sure books are fully represented.

ALL AROUND STROUD

This year, Stroud Book Festival will be online only.

We look forward to working with our fabulous venues in 2021.

LATEST NEWS & UPDATES

STROUD BOOK FESTIVAL 2020 – Launch of full programme

October 5, 2020

Dear Friends of Stroud Book Festival, In this, our 5th birthday year, we are thrilled to launch our online programme for 2020. Every single one of our 24 online events has been programmed in the spirit of celebrating community, not just in Stroud and the Five Valleys, but also in the context of our wider…

We did it! £10,000 raised to make the 2020 Festival free and accessible to all

September 8, 2020

We are overjoyed to announce that we have raised over £10,000 to meet the target of our crowdfunding campaign. Our fundraising campaign, which ran for 6 weeks over the summer and ended on 31st August, was launched to help make the 2020 online programme of events free and accessible to everyone, whatever their means, location…

Festival Illustration announced, 16 July 2020

July 16, 2020

This year’s Stroud Book Festival will be ONLINE! Please watch this space for news on our crowdfunder, launching end of July 2020.

Stroud Book Festival ONLINE this year

June 30, 2020

This year’s Stroud Book Festival (4th-8th November) will take place ONLINE.