The Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival, established in 2009, is a registered charity. Our aim is to take authors and illustrators into schools across East Devon, and to provide a programme of events for families during our Festival in September, to inspire children and help them to grow a love of books and reading which will stay with them for the rest of their lives.
Strong literacy and a love of reading go hand in hand with well being and life chances. Research shows that children who read do better in school and in later life.
It is our aim to make sure children have the best possible access to great books and writing, and by taking authors and illustrators into schools to talk about their work at no cost to the school, we are ensuring that we reach as many children as possible and engage them in a lifetime of enjoying the written word.
We would like to do even more. Together we can help change lives and transform futures