Highlights from the 2021 Festival
It was brilliant to be back live and in person in 2021 with packed audiences and everyone enjoying the sunshine, the stories and the pleasure of sharing a love of books together again.
The leading literary festival in the South West
The Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival, set up in 2008, is now one of the leading cultural events in Devon and the South West. Set on the stunning Jurassic Coast, we run five days of events in September featuring some of the most exciting writers, thinkers, experts and opinion-formers, as well as lively panel events, workshops for writers and crafters, and lots of events for families to enjoy.
We also run a series of one-off events in spring, with a weekend of speakers in March 2021, and we've embraced the opportunities that online events bring featuring authors who wouldn't normally be able to be with us in person.
Our activities also include taking authors and illustrators into schools throughout the area to inspire children to read and enjoy books.
With its beautiful seaside setting, authors flock to the Festival and over the years we have welcomed some of the most admired writers in the UK. Our programme offers a wide range of topics and genres, and after each event audiences meet in our Festival marquee on the Green to talk about what they've heard and share ideas over a cup of coffee and a freshly prepared lunch, before browsing the Festival Bookshop.
We look forward to welcoming you to East Devon and to sharing our very special festival with you.