Festival dates: Wednesday 18th – Sunday 22nd September 2019

Tickets for September 2019 go on sale to Friends of the Festival on 1 July and to the public on 8 July.

Here’s how we looked in 2018.

Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival

Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival is a powerful blend of challenging debate, inspiring ideas, new fiction, and best-selling, award-winning writing combined with a warm and welcoming atmosphere, making it one of the most exciting and burgeoning literary festivals in the UK.

We celebrated 10 years in 2018 and are looking forward to another 10, celebrating great writing beside the sea!

Thanks To Our Partners & Supporters

Oh we do like to be beside the seaside…

‘Every tiny detail was thought about, and it was simply a pleasure.’
Caroline Elton, Author of Also Human

‘I was frankly bowled over by how big and professional and smooth running it was. Fantastic!’
Tim Pears, author of The Horseman.

‘Such a heavenly experience. Glorious setting, lovely audience, expert but kindly interviewer.’
Allison Pearson, author of How Hard Can It Be?

2018 Festival Programme

Take a peak at our film to capture a taste of this year’s events and we look forward to seeing you next year, if not before for some exciting one-off events!

2019 Festival: 18th to 22nd September.