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!
A very small Festival took place in 2022 (I ran out of steam!); the SLF Poetry Slam with the inestimable Poets, Prattlers and Pandemonialists, a great non-fiction with Nicholas Allen and celebrated the publication of his first novel with former Shrewsbury resident, David Yeats.
This last year, however, has been difficult in a very different way and Lit Fest 2023 didn’t take place and so I decided to change the dates.
Therefore…with very short notice…please look at the 5 events we have scheduled over the weekend of March 2nd and 3rd. And watch this space for more events to come later in 2024.
There are always people who need thanking - who have been supporting SFL from the start in 2016. Firstly, the indefatigable folk at Six Ticks who made our website and have supported 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 to them all.
I do hope to see you very soon!
As with 2022, the 5 events that are scheduled will take place at one of the best venues we have in Shrewsbury, the Hive on Belmont! Check out the events page for more details!
As always, grateful thanks must go to the Poets, Prattlers and Pandemonialists who have organised and will be hosting the 7th SFL Poetry Slam.
Also appearing will be local authors, Amy Beashel and Jenny Blackhurst, who will be sharing their stories about the tales they tell.
Oliver Lewis, author of The Orwell Tour, will be talking about following in the footsteps of his literary hero. Dave Proudlove’s book, When the Circus Leaves Town, explores the impact that football clubs that have moved have had on the towns they left.
Join Morgan Birch, winner of the 6th Poetry Slam, and Dennis Onions, local poet and an old friend, for a Poetry Bruch. It’s going to be good.
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 – SLF 2024