Virtual Literature Festivals – Celebrate Literature from your Sofa!

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My blog was originally created to review, celebrate and promote literary festivals and events, as well as posting book reviews, and this has been a challenge in recent times – everything has been cancelled! But people are attempting to make the best of this situation, transferring their events online, so here’s a list of the virtual literary festivals and events still taking place…

Please feel free to add details of any other virtual literary events using the comments below.

I’m continuing to update this and remove old festivals, adding more as new ones appear.

Seren Books Stay at Home Festival

12th -22nd May

See their website for details and to buy tickets – only £5 each.

Robert Minhinnick

Robert Minhinnick reading at last year’s Seren Poetry Festival

Chawton House Lockdown Literary Festival

15th-17th May

A mini digital festival from this historic house referred to by Jane Austen as ‘the Great House’ – sign up for details on their website.

Beyond the Border – Storytelling Friday

The team at Beyond the Border will be live-streaming storytelling performances from storytellers around Wales this Friday (3rd April) and this looks set to become a regular thing. More details on their Facebook page –

Hay Festival – Imagine the World

18th – 31st May

The Hay Festival organisers have just launched a new podcast, some free films and plans for a live online festival in May. See their website for more details – also some details here –

Please post comments below about any other upcoming literary events which have moved online…

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