The next Swindon Festival of Literature is scheduled to take place 3rd – 9th May 2021. 

We hope it will be live events in open spaces and public venues but if that’s not possible, it will be a tiered and blended programme of live events, live events online, and recorded events.​

But one thing’s for sure. We will once again be celebrating, enjoying, and loving Literature in Swindon, in May.

The next Swindon Festival of Literature will have all its usual, surprising, informative, and entertaining ingredients: terrific authors and talks; delightful discussions; wonderful workshops; and great performers and performances!

And, at this point, we still welcome suggestions and applications from authors, publishers, and performers who’d like to take part.

We look forward to reconnecting with you all in May!

There will be another day.


We hope that all is well where you are and extend New Year’s greetings and best thoughts to you, to yours, and to Swindon Festival of Literature followers everywhere.

If you would like to be kept in touch with any further developments and plans for 2021,

please contact us at:  or call 01793 771080

Matt Holland

Festival Organiser


PS. During lockdowns, Swindon Writers have been busy. See Swindon Writing flier.


PPS. Virtual Festival events that took place in 2020 are still available to enjoy online!​ See virtual mini festival.

There are also a number of filmed treats, provided by Swindon Viewpoint, and Create Studios, of events and performances from last year’s Festival. See them here. 

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