Sidmouth Literary Festival 2016

Sidmouth’s very own literary festival (‘Sun, Sea and Books’) returns to the town for the 2nd year from 10th-11th June. If you like books and the sea then it’s the perfect festival for you!

Sidmouth Literary Festival describes itself as a ‘book festival by the sea – for writers and readers.’ 

Over the course of the two days there will be a variety of literary themed lectures, seminars and workshops.

Writer in residence this year is Sidmouth-based Jane Corry whose psychological thriller, ‘My Husband’s Wife’, will be published by Penguin Viking in August.

Among the authors appearing this year are Booker Prize Winner, Dame Penelope Lively, leading thriller writer Robert Goddard, Costa nominee, Kate Hamer, the man who wrote The Horse Whisperer, Nicholas Evans and award winning commentator, Con Coughlin, of the Daily Telegraph.

This year’s festival line-up also includes breakfast with war veteran Simon Weston and Radio Devon’s Fitz.

For budding writers who want see their work in print there is a special seminar, ‘How to get published’ with top experts from Penguin and Pan Macmillan, a leading literary agent and a specialist in self publishing.

For more information or to book tickets visit the Sidmouth Literary Festival website. Why not combine your visit to the festival and complete the ‘sun, sea and books’ experience with a stay in a hotel overlooking the sea? Visit our room booking page to see what rooms we have available.

Image credit: Sidmouth Literary Festival.