Tickets on sale now for Felixstowe Book Festival, June 16-25!

Felixstowe Book Festival returns for an 11th year of talks, readings, book signings and workshops with plenty to entertain adults and children from 16-25th June 2023.


Just to whet your appetite there’s a special event prior to that, on Sunday 14th May onboard the Orwell Lady.

Don’t miss your chance to meet a best-selling author whilst cruising the river on the graceful Orwell Lady as part of a special Felixstowe Book Festival inspired river cruise.  It’s your chance to hear from Louis de Bernières author of ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’, ‘Birds Without Wings’, ‘A Partisan’s Daughter’ and ‘Notwithstanding: English Village Stories’, and exponent of the magic realism school of literature. For ten years Louis was with the Antonius Players, performing music and poetry, he also writes and performs his own songs. So, it promises to be a river cruise like no other. 

Louis will be discussing his latest book Light Over Liskeard – which is available to pre order – as part of this picturesque cruise onboard the popular Orwell Lady. The following month, in June the Felixstowe Book Festival will be in full flow in the iconic Edwardian cliff top rooms of Harvest House on Cobbold Road.

The festival kicks off on the 16th June with Felixstowe Library putting on a book festival for children and then over the weekend of 24th and 25th June announced so far are award-winning authors including Festival Patron Terry Waite CBE: Words & Music, Ben Ansell: Why Politics Fails – The Five Traps of the Modern World & How to Escape Them, Robin Ince Bibliomaniac: An Obsessive’s Tour of the Bookshops of Britain, Rachel Joyce and Rebecca May Johnson: Small Fires – an Epic in the Kitchen,  all joining us for this year’s festival of books by the sea.

The festival also spills over into the Two Sisters Church at Trimley and on the Sunday it will play host to a Cosy Crime Workshop run by Cathy Stafford and Carole Athroll. It promises to be a fun and informal all-day workshop, exploring the cosy crime genre, with specific focus on Agatha Christie. Plus, so much more throughout the festival.

All this and more in the beautiful seaside town of Felixstowe…!

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