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FlipSide Festival (c) Sue Hall

LITERARY FESTIVALS IN SUFFOLK

 At certain angles, or certain times of day, Suffolk offers up a glimpse of the sublime. Meadows shrouded in morning mist, wild, empty beaches – these are the stuff of writers’ dreams. Suffolk has inspired some of the great literary works of our time, such as W.G. Sebald’s stream of consciousness masterpiece The Rings of Saturn, and some of the greatest writers, such as George Orwell and P.D. James.
 
However, Suffolk is not only a favourite spot for writers; it’s also one of the best places to be as a reader. Every year there are a multitude of literary festivals in Suffolk, from small one-day book events to five-day long celebrations which attract reams of world-famous speakers.
 
The literary festivals in Suffolk are a mix of the old and the new. The Aldeburgh Poetry Festival in particular has been running for 25 years, and is the pre-eminent celebration of contemporary poetry in the UK. Wherever your passion lies, whether in poetry, fiction, political journalism or historical writing, you will find something to excite and inspire you on your visit to Suffolk.
Girl reads in window of The Angel Hotel in Bury St EdmundsSuffolk is a honey pot for writers and readers
Photo (c) The Angel Hotel

ANNUAL LITERARY FESTIVALS IN SUFFOLK

FEBRUARY

Aldeburgh Literary Festival

MAY

Suffolk Poetry Society Summer Festival, Stowmarket
Bury St Edmunds Festival

JUNE

 Felixstowe Book Festival

JULY

Latitude Festival, Southwold

OCTOBER

Flipside Festival, Snape
Halesworth Arts Festival

NOVEMBER

Aldeburgh Poetry Festival
Lavenham Literary Festival
Ways With Words, Southwold

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