Celebrating books by the sea

2024 Festival: 18th-22nd September

On sale to Festival Friends: 15th July. On general sale: 22nd July

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We are searching for a new artistic director!

An exciting and rare opportunity has arisen for a freelance Artistic Director to join Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival.

The selected candidate will build on the success of the Festival to date and create a vision for the future, for both the Festival and its outreach programme with schools and young people.

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Watch the 2023 Festival Film

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival 2023. We’re excited to share our 2023 festival film, full of highlights from another fantastic event.

About our Literary Festival

Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on East Devon’s World Heritage Site, the Jurassic Coast, Budleigh Salterton hosts the most outstanding literary festival in South West England.

As a registered charity, our mission is to celebrate books and their authors and promote the art of writing and the enjoyment of reading in our East Devon community and in our local schools.

Wholeheartedly supported by the local community, who embrace the variety of events and workshops, this is a literary festival which offers delights few other festivals can match.

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