Festivals are a bit like holidays - lots of things to book, and pack, and think about beforehand, and that's just the organisers.
Literature Festivals are a bit special. It's where readers and writers meet; it's where people as well as words on the page come alive; it's where literature isn't a quiet corner curled up with a book, but centre stage performing to the stalls and the gallery. It's where the audience - you -are real, not the anonymous reader.
The West Midlands is blessed with a corncopia of festivals to celebrate the word. From the most grand - Hay, to the most charmed - Purple Patch Poetry Convention. Specialist - Ledbury Poetry; Festival on the Edge, storytelling. Generalist - Birmingham Book....
Below are the key festivals in the West Midlands and nearby. Feel free to add and add comment - enjoy