The Wealden Literary Festival is an enchanting weekend of words and ideas - a celebration of nature, place and creativity through literature, the arts and food.

  • 10.30am - 6.30pm
  • Woodchurch

The Wealden Literary Festival

Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July 2018

Two summer days of talks, food, arts, crafts & the outdoors.

LOCATION: Boldshaves Garden, Woodchurch  TN26 3RA

Wealden has something for people of all ages and is proud to be a family-friendly festival with entrance for children aged 14 and under being free.   Author events, creative workshops and secret fairy-tale adventures through the woods can all be booked via the website.

Set in the beautiful Boldshaves Garden near Tenterden in the Weald of Kent and the fields and wild woods that surround the gardens, Wealden Literary Festival brings together renowned authors, poets, artists and makers who look first and foremost to nature, wilderness and the spirit of place for inspiration. It has been endorsed by leading nature writers including Robert Macfarlane, Mark Cocker and Jay Griffiths.

Saturday 30th June, award-winning food writer, journalist and broadcaster Diana Henry will talk about her new cookery book How to Eat a Peach, a collection of seasonal menus inspired by a memory, place or mood.

Lucy Mangan, author of Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading, will also be speaking on Saturday 30th June. In Bookworm, Lucy revisits her childhood reading with wit, love and gratitude.

On Sunday 1st July, the Sunday Times best-selling author, Tom Cox, will be speaking about his new book 21st Century Yokel which explores the way we can be tied inescapably to landscape, whether we like it or not, often through our family and our past.

Wealden Literary Festival is family-friendly and looks after the minds and interests of young readers setting out to explore the world. Yuval Zommer, the acclaimed children’s author will be in the festival tent, talking about his widely acclaimed illustrated book, The Street Beneath My Feet. 

For more information about the Festival programme, please refer to the website.

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