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Luton Literature Festival

Immerse yourself into the world of all things literature; books, reading, writing, illustration and stories this September!
This exciting new one-day Book Festival will allow participants of all ages to unleash their creativity by getting involved in a number of workshops and talks, led by nationally renowned authors and illustrators and held at the Hat Factory in the heart of town.
As part of this literary celebration, there will also be a local author and illustrator press fair held in Luton Central Library, which celebrates its 60th birthday on the day of the festival.
Luton Literature Book Festival will enable you to discover the work of each author and illustrator and their love for storytelling, covering a diverse range of genres and cultures.
Some of the ticketed events can be attended online through LIVE STREAMING as well as in-person, and there will be FREE arts and crafts in the Children’s Library of Luton Central Library.
Luton Literature Book Festival is Funded by Arts Council England, with funding support from Luton Rising, Luton BID, and Flamingo Arts.
Luton Literature Book Festival is supported by 1 Degree East, The Culture Trust, Luton Library Service, University of Bedfordshire, Clod Magazine and Utter: Lutonia.
Ticketed events at the Hat Factory Arts Centre.
Steve Cole:
Creative writing and storytelling.
10am – 11am
Ages 7 – 15 years
Dicky Barr:
Immerse yourself in the adventures of Tom Mouse!
10am – 11am
Ages 2 – 7 years
Humza Arshad:
Little Badman stories and illustrations with Humza Arshad and illustrator Aleksei Bitskoff.
11:30am – 12:30pm
Ages 7 – 12 years
Sidney Belony – workshop:
Planet Poets! Create your own spoken word poem, ready to perform! A Poetry Workshop for children with Sidney Belony.
11:30am – 12:30pm
Ages 6 – 9 years
Sharna Jackson:
Interactive reading with Luton’s High Rise Mystery author Sharna Jackson
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Ages 8 – 12 years
Dr Timothy Jarvis – workshop:
Flash Fiction workshop: A taste of creative writing with Dr Timothy Jarvis
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Ages 16+ years
Sibéal Pounder:
Magic and Unicorns with Sibéal Pounder
2:30pm – 3:30pm
Ages 7 – 12 years
Sidney Belony – workshop:
Writing for performance – Setting, character and story… What makes a scene?
2:30pm – 3:30pm
Ages 16+ years
Zanib Mian:
Planet Omar comes to Luton!
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Ages 7 – 14 years
Tony Hough:
A Talk with fantasy artist illustrator Tony Hough
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Ages 16+
Simon James Green:
WELCOME TO GAY CLUB! With Simon James Green
5.30pm – 6.30pm
Ages 14+
Author, Illustrator and Poets press fair at Luton Central Library
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