About Us

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.

Stroud Book Festival is committed to inspiring children and young people to tell their stories and become lifelong readers. We are working with local schools and community organisations to create fun and creative ways to bring out those hidden stories.

We want to support and promote writers, poets, illustrators, publishers and booksellers local to Stroud and the surrounding areas. We are keen to work hand in hand with the wider creative community and make the festival accessible to as broad an audience as possible.

Meet The Team

Paul McLaughlin

Paul McLaughlin

Director

 

Caroline Sanderson

Caroline Sanderson

Artistic Director

 

Jane Churchill

Jane Churchill

Children's Director

 

Shannon Newton

Shannon Newton

Sponsorship

 

Louise Brice

Louise Brice

Marketing

 

The Committee

Jane Bailey

Jane Bailey

 

Katie Fforde

Katie Fforde

 

Sue Limb

Sue Limb

 

John Dougherty

John Dougherty

 

Adam Horowitz

Adam Horowitz

 

Charles Tongue

Charles Tongue

 

Jamila Gavin

Jamila Gavin

 

Our Patron

Ian McEwan

Ian McEwan

 Stroud Book Festival 2018: Graphic representation of Stroud town:

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