Started in 2018 Faversham Literary Festival offers a week-long programme that is eclectic, thought-provoking and fun, with jam-packed events and plenty of rabble-rousing energy! It offers an exciting mix of well-known authors, leading thinkers, up-and-coming writers, and local talent, plus writing competitions for all ages, workshops, spoken word, slam poetry, children’s and family events. The quality and scope of the programme is what gets us excited and makes it a festival that people want to come to.
The festival works with two local charities, hosting specific events to help raise funds for Abbey Physic Community Garden, and Faversham and Villages Refugee Solidarity Group. We run a schools’ outreach programme with creative competitions for children and students, and offering opportunities for young adults to get involved.
The literary festival brings thousands of visitors to Faversham and offers something for everyone. Key to its success is the support of local people who turn out in their droves to help make it happen – the volunteers and helpers, venue staff, cake bakers and caterers, and the all-important audience!
Mayor’s Parlour (TBC)
Sidney Room (TBC
Main stage (TBC)