Shrewsbury Festival of Literature 2022

Shrewsbury Festival of Literature 2022

This year all SFL events will take place 'in real life'.  We will, of course, keep our website updated and post any changes if they 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 2022!

In 2021, Shrewsbury Festival of Literature hosted a full range of events and it looked as though the people who came had a marvellous time.  It was a wonderful weekend of really special events and I enjoyed every minute of it.  After a couple of tough years, it was so good to be back!

This last year, however, has been difficult in a very different way and so Lit Fest is an ever-so-slightly smaller occasion this time.  I do have promises to keep especially to last year’s Poetry Slam winner, the exceptional Priyanka Joshi.  To that end there will be SFL events at regular intervals in the coming months to make up for the shortage over the Festival weekend.

There are people who need thanking - who have been supporting SFL from the start in 2016.  Firstly, the wonderful Six Ticks who made our website and have suupported it ever since.  And secondly Severn Business Network, a group of Shropshire-based businesses who have given generously every year. There are many others who have provided support over the years.  I am truly grateful for them all.

And so…with very short notice…please look at the 3 events we have scheduled.  And watch this space for more events to come in early 2023.

As with 2021, the 3 events that are scheduled will take place at one of the best venues we have in Shrewsbury, the Hive on Belmont!

And grateful thanks must go to the Poets, Prattlers and Pandemonialists who have organised and will be hosting the 6th SFL Poetry Slam.

Also appearing will be Nicholas Allan, who (I think) is coming from a fair distance to share his travels through Yugoslavia following in the footsteps of Rebecca West.

Finally, SFL will be welcoming back former Shrewsbury resident and friend, David Yeats, who will be talking about the road to the publication of his debut novel as well as about the book itself! 

For further details and to book tickets, see each event on the Events page.  Tickets are also available at Pengwern Books. 

See you soon!          Susan Caroline - SFL


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