SBF 2024 – Plans Underway!


Dear Festival Friends



Spring is finally springing and we’re now hard at work on Stroud Book Festival 2024. We look forward to sharing exciting events news a bit later in the year. Meanwhile please mark our 2024 dates in your diaries if you haven’t already done so: 6–10 November.

Thank you once more for making Stroud Book Festival 2023 one of our most successful yet, with more than 4,000 tickets sold across our five-day programme. We loved meeting so many of you and welcoming a host of authors to our wonderful town. If you haven’t already done so, you can relive a few moments from last November via our photo gallery on the Stroud Book Festival website.


Festival Revisited: Event Videos Coming Soon

For the first time ever, we are planning to make a small number of our most popular past events available to watch again on our Stroud Book Festival website. For a small fee – from which all proceeds will go towards creating our 2024 Festival – you will be able to enjoy video footage of past events you didn’t manage to get to or would like to enjoy again!

More information on this very soon.


SoGlos Awards: We Need Your Help!

We’re thrilled that Stroud Book Festival has once again been shortlisted for Event of the Year at the SoGlos Awards. The winning event will largely be decided by public vote, so if you love what we do at Stroud Book Festival, please would you vote for us?

The closing dates for votes is Friday 29 March.

Click here to vote and thanks so much for your support!


“Saltlines”: Stroud Book Festival Recommends

In 2020 we were delighted to welcome the wonderful Raynor Winn, author of “The Salt Path”, to our virtual Stroud Book Festival of that year.

So it was wonderful to hear from Raynor that she will be returning to Stroud – in-person this time – for an event called “Saltlines” at the Sub Rooms on Friday 31 May. Click here for more information.

Inspired by the landscapes in Raynor’s bestselling memoir, “The Salt Path”, “Saltlines” is a prose and music collaboration with folk-roots supergroup, Gigspanner Big Band. Together they have created an emotional odyssey which explores the beauty, stories and traditions of the South West Coast Path.

Raynor tells us that reactions from audiences so far have been incredibly emotional – the show sounds unmissable!


Don’t forget to follow us on social media for all the latest Stroud Book Festival 2024 updates.

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More soon!


With love from

The Stroud Book Festival team x


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