From poetry to politics, fiction to finance, history to hip-hop and comedy to current affairs, Cambridge Literary Festival brings an eclectic mix of today’s best writers, thinkers and speakers to Cambridge all year round.
Cambridge Literary Festival 2020
Established in 2003 as “Wordfest” before re-branding as Cambridge Literary Festival and becoming a registered charity in 2014, we deliver two literary festivals each year: our main Spring Festival in April and our weekend Winter Festival in November. In addition to two major annual festivals, we host one-off events to celebrate new publications with authors such as Zadie Smith or Colm Tóibín, or to host international authors visiting the UK such as Margaret Atwood, Svetlana Alexievich and David Miliband.
This year's Spring festival is 16-19 April 2020.
Friend's priority booking opens 10am, 4th February
General box office sales open 10th, 7th February.
The University of Cambridge is acknowledged as one of the world's leading higher education and research institutions. The University was instrumental in the formation of the Cambridge Network and its Vice- Chancellor, Professor Stephen Toope, is also the President of the Cambridge Network.