Join us from 23-30 October 2021

Join us from 23-30 October 2021

Join us from 23-30 October 2021

Welcome to the Wantage Literary Festival

In the Literary Vale….

The Wantage Literary Festival is an eclectic and lively mixture of events covering literature, poetry, comedy, history, science, the arts and much more. Held during the October school holiday, the Festival is dedicated to promoting the love of literature in all its forms to everyone in Wantage, Oxfordshire & Beyond!

Celebrating all things literary, with talks, workshops, themed evenings & family friendly shows, the Festival can be found happening in venues around Wantage, & is generously supported each year by local businesses, organisations & authors. Events are organised by a Director and a dedicated team of volunteers, who also help run a charitable outreach programme bringing the wonder of words to local schools.

Welcome to the Wantage Literary Festival

In the Literary Vale….

The Wantage Literary Festival is an eclectic and lively mixture of events covering literature, poetry, comedy, history, science, the arts and much more. Held during the October school holiday, the Festival is dedicated to promoting the love of literature in all its forms to everyone in Wantage, Oxfordshire & Beyond!

Celebrating all things literary, with talks, workshops, themed evenings & family friendly shows, the Festival can be found happening in venues around Wantage, & is generously supported each year by local businesses, organisations & authors. Events are organised by a Director and a dedicated team of volunteers, who also help run a charitable outreach programme bringing the wonder of words to local schools.

Welcome to the Wantage Literary Festival

In the Literary Vale….

The Wantage Literary Festival is an eclectic and lively mixture of events covering literature, poetry, comedy, history, science, the arts and much more. Held during the October school holiday, the Festival is dedicated to promoting the love of literature in all its forms to everyone in Wantage, Oxfordshire & Beyond!

Celebrating all things literary, with talks, workshops, themed evenings & family friendly shows, the Festival can be found happening in venues around Wantage, & is generously supported each year by local businesses, organisations & authors. Events are organised by a Director and a dedicated team of volunteers, who also help run a charitable outreach programme bringing the wonder of words to local schools.

2020 Festival Announcement

The Wantage Literary Festival has announced that it has taken the regrettable decision to cancel events for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The next Festival will now take place 23-30 October 2021.

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Confirmed for 2021

pam ayres
Dominic JP Nelson-Ashley
pam ayres
Elly Griffiths
henrietta knight
Martin Bell
crystal rasmussen
Sunny Ormonde
crystal rasmussen
Peter Stanford
crystal rasmussen
Nicola Cornick

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The whole atmosphere was warm both physically and emotionally... I shall work hard to write another book in anticipation of being invited once again to Wantage

Rosamund Young, author of 'The Secret Life of Cows'

The jewel in the crown of the Wantage event calendar

Jane Hanna OBE, Oxfordshire County Councillor.

Thanks so much for inviting me back to the festival this year. I had such a wonderful time and the audience were as lovely as I remember from last year!

Tracy Borman, Author, Joint Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces and Chief Executive of the Heritage Education Trust

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Thanks to our past sponsors

We are very grateful to all our supporters and sponsors. Their generosity enables us to present a lively and wide-ranging programme and keep festival tickets affordable. Confirmed sponsors and supporters for Festival 2019 include…

Photography for the festival has being kindly provided by approved members of the Wantage Camera Club

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