The fifth Lavenham Literary Festival in November 2017 promises another fantastic range of  speakers. As at previous festivals, the main focus will be over a  weekend  - this year from Friday 17th to Sunday 19th November. There will again be a speaker at The Guildhall in Lavenham in the early evening on Friday, followed by the festival dinner (with speaker) at The Swan Hotel later that evening.

Lavenham Literary Festival is delighted that best-selling author Simon Barnes is joining us as the guest speaker at The Swan for the Festival Dinner on Friday 17 November. Simon’s books on birds, nature and sport have been read by millions – and taken him all over the world. With such a varied career and range of interests, Simon is guaranteed to provide an entertaining evening to supplement the usual top quality meal provided by The Swan.

As well as a great programme of speakers, we are offering a Creative Writing Course with Wild Words at The Swan Hotel during the Saturday. More details below. Places will be limited.

Tickets for speaker sessions are now on sale, and are sold only through the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds.

For the full programme, go to the dedicated page in the menu or click here. For booking information, go the the page on the menu or click here. So read on and start planning your visit!