Welcome to the 2017 Petworth Festival Literary Week – now officially renamed as a ‘week’ given that the ‘weekend’ epithet is clearly a
thing of the past. The reason for the change is quite simply that the festival has been growing, and of course it has been growing both because of the demand from our audiences and also because of the interest we have been getting from publishers and authors to come and talk to our highly engaged and inquisitive audience.

As you are reading this, you are presumably indicating an interest in joining us this year. All I can say is that you will be rewarded by
a series of events that genuinely raises the bar. We are privileged to be welcoming such a stellar – and more importantly, fascinating – group of authors and writers, and I hope you will take the opportunity to trawl widely across the week. You will hopefully also be able to sort out a fair few Christmas present issues at the same time thanks to our friends at The Petworth Bookshop!

We look forward to welcoming you.

Stewart Collins
Artistic Director

Upcoming Events:

Literary Festival is Tuesday 31st October – Sunday 5th November

2018 Summer Festival Tuesday 17th July – Saturday 4th August