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.

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 and if you are interested e-mail us at and w will get back to  you with further details on timings and how to book.

Tickets for speaker sessions will be sold through the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds. More information to follow during the Summer.

The programme for Friday and Sunday is almost complete, and will be published on the website soon. The programme for Saturday is confirmed, so read the posts below and plan your visit!