The festival, held at various venues around the city started today (8th October) and continues until 17th October 2021.
Participants and attendees are there to celebrate everything about books and writing. Those taking part include Writers, Poets, Actors, Politicians, Comedians and Musicians.
There are many things going on including workshops, interviews, panels and family events; some are free, others cost a fee but there is something for everyone.
People taking part include Elif Shafak, Maggie O’ Farrell, Ann Morgan, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Sebastian Faulks, Ben Miller, Caroline O’ Donoghue, Clare Balding, Hayley Mills, Jonathan Franzen, Cressida Cowell, Mark Billingham, Josh Widdicombe, Richard Osman, Lisa Jewell, Jed Mercurio, Suzie Dent, Paula Hawkins, Lionel Shriver, Marian Keyes, Dawn French, Bernardine Evaristo, Robert Webb and Will Young.
Workshops over the festival include ‘Writing Scary Stories’ with Jennifer Killick, Young Journalists with the Week Junior, How To Make Awesome Comics with Neill Cameron and Surviving and Thriving as a Young Writer.
For more information about ticket prices, the full programme, COVID safety information and venues, click here.
This year, you can also watch the events online. For more information and costs, click here.
To keep up with everything to do with the festival, use hashtag #CheltLitFest on Twitter.
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