Felixstowe Book Festival


“The Felixstowe Book Festival burst onto the literary scene in 2013 with a confidence, popularity and sparkle that made it hard to believe it was so new. For writers who took part, it felt like a much loved event that had been established for years.”

– Nicola Upson


Well, didn’t we have a blast? The second ever Felixstowe Book Festival brought a whole host of exciting bookish events. From writing workshops to children’s storytelling, sporting memoirs to crime fiction, Polish literature to Suffragette-themed tea parties. There DSC_0001really was something for everyone! Plans are already afoot for our 2015 Festival so keep the weekend of the 27th – 28th June free because we have lots of delights in store.  

We will regularly update this website as 2015 plans take shape so keep checking back regularly to find out more. Don’t forget to subscribe to our blog and follow us on Twitter and Facebook to be the first to find out any news.

DSC_0015We host writing competitions every year so budding writers keep your eyes peeled and start jotting down those inspired thoughts now. If you are interested in being part of the 2015 festival as a speaker or a volunteer please visit our contacts page where you can find all the information you need.  Felixstowe Book Festival is the perfect opportunity to meet your favourite authors and discover some new ones. It’s a weekend for all who love to read and it’s not to be missed!

Here’s a little taster of the fun we had in June 2014…

One of our fabulous Polish literature events

One of our fabulous Polish literature events

Our young adult cafe event with Sophie Crockett and led by Felixstowe Academy book group

Our young adult cafe event with Sophie Crockett and led by Felixstowe Academy book group










Our sell-out event with Ruth Dugdall, Mandy Morton and Nicola Upson talking about the red barn murder mystery.











Media partner

Felixstowe Book Festival couldn’t take place without our wonderful funders and sponsors: Arts Council England, Suffolk County Council, Suffolk Coastal District Council, The British Council, The Polish Cultural Institute, Jackamans Solicitors, Seaport Freight, The Co-op, Kingsfleet Wealth, The Orwell Hotel, Felixstowe Town Council and Gipping Homes.

Keep a look out in our Media Partner publication, Suffolk Magazine, for exclusive festival articles and interviews.