Welcome to Bristol Festival of Literature 2016

We’re in our sixth year, and this time we’re doing things differently, again!

It’s a literature festival, but not as you know it. This is a festival, lit-shape and Bristol fashion.

Once upon a time, a collective of very different writers, with very different voices, decided to join forces. They realised that however you choose to share it, everyone has a story to tell…

From October 21 – 29th 2016, we will again be hosting a wealth of wordy events, right across Bristol

Authors, publishers, writers, performers, talks, book stalls and music – there’s a story to suit everyone.

We don’t just want you to sit and listen, we want to encourage you to be a part of something really creative.

Bristol Festival of Literature invites you, the writers, the readers and the listeners of Bristol to come together and be a part of our story.

We’re not quite like other festivals. As well as acclaimed authors we listen out for the best voices from across the city and beyond, and we give them a stage. You don’t need to be an academic, you just need the inclination to listen, or to have your own truth to tell.

From spoken word performers to live literature, from flash slams to sci-fi, from horror to comedy, we have it all, and we want you to be a part of it.

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 contact@unputdownable.org

Save the Date!

October 21 – 29th 2016