Shrewsbury Festival of Literature 2022

Shrewsbury Festival of Literature 2021

This year the plan is that all SFL events will take place 'in real life'.  We will, of course, keep our website updated and post any changes if the occur.  For more information contact SFL via the contact page or call 01743 232236.  Thank-you.

This year's programme...

This year's programme...

Visit our Events' pages to see the range of authors, poets and entertainment we have planned for 2021.  Tickets will be on sale in September.

 We need your help!

We need your help!

Thanks to all who helped us make the most of SFL 2021.  If you would like to help us with SFL 2021 as a volunteer, sponsor or friend please get in touch!  It'd be great to hear from you.

Looking forward to Shrewsbury Festival of Literature 2021!

This year I look forward to welcoming people back to some of the really cracking events we have scheduled for this year's Festival.

Last year was a tough time for Festivals and, as a result, SFL ended up holding a smaller, virtual festival.  All in all, it went really well and all of us at SFL are very grateful to the authors and poets that took part: Nick Hayes, Sarah Ward, Lisa Blower, Fred D'Aguiar and the Poets, Prattlers and Pandemonialists who run the Poetry Slam.  And congratulations to Gerald Kells, who emerged as Winner of the Slam and who will, hopefully, be performing at this year's Festival.

This year we are planning to be back "in the flesh", so to speak. We have a great programme of events for you. Check out our  Events' listing

We will, of course, keep a clear eye on things with regards to the Covid situation and let you know of any changes, if they occur.

Most of our events will be held at the Hive on Belmont and other venues will be announced as the are confirmed.

We came to the planning table late in the day this year as I wanted to make sure that a 'physical' festival was as likely as possible.  In spite of the delay we have a programme packed with talent, a lot of it local.  Check out the Events' pages for more information.
After a really sad and tough year for so many of us I hope that SFL can bring some interesting and enjoyable entertainment to twon this Winter.

Looking forward to seeing you at this year’s Festival!

Susan Caroline - SFL


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