Literary Festivals 2013

Thursday, March 07th, 2013

english bulldog wearing eyeglasses sleeping over a good novel

Although you may associate Muddy Matches with more muddy activities, “curling up with a good book” is a very popular activity with our members.

In celebration of our book loving members and of World Book Day on 7th March 2013, here is a list of literary festivals in 2013 that are perfect for a date or for meeting up with new friends:


The Bath Independent Literature Festival, 1st-10th March 2013, Bath
Huddersfield Literature Festival, 14th-17th March 2013, Huddersfield
Oxford Literary Festival, 16-24th March 2013, Oxford
York Literature Festival, 19th-24th March 2013, York


Scarborough Literature Festival, 11th-14th April 2013, Scarborough
Cambridge Wordfest, 12-14th April 2013, Cambridge
Chipping Norton Literary Festival, 18th-21st April 2013, Chipping Norton
The Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival, 21st April – 5th May 2013, Stratford-upon-Avon


Festival of Swindon Literature, 6th-18th May, Swindon
Hay Festival, 13rd May-2nd June 2013, Hay-on-Wye, Brecon, London, Belfast


Stoke Newington Festival, 7th -9th June 2013, Stoke Newington
Worcestershire Literary Festival, 14th-23rd June 2013, Multi-venue across Worcestershire


Penzance Literary Festival, 17th-21st July 2013, Penzance


Inverness Book Festival, 7th-10th August 2013, Inverness
Edinburgh International Book Festival, 10th-26th August, Edinburgh


Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival, 20th- 22nd September 2013, Budleigh Salterton, Devon
Soho Literary Festival, 26th-30th September 2013, London
Malborough Literature Festival, 27th-29th September 2013, Malborough
Havant Literary Festival, Dates TBC, Havant

Henley Literary Festival, 30th September – 6th October 2013, Henley
Cheltenham Festival – Literature, 4th-13th October 2013, Cheltenham
Manchester Literature Festival , 7-20th October 2013, Manchester

Burnham Market Book Festival, 1st-3rd November 2013 Burnham Market
Southwold Festival, 7th-11th November 2013, Southwold

Events TBC

To find a list of members who enjoy reading literature, click here.

MM’s Heather will be raising money for the National Literacy Trust by taking part in a Where’s Wally? fun run. To sponsor her, please click here.