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15-17 March 2024

Welcome to the Shaftesbury Book Festival

The theme 'Reading the Land' is an invitation to share in the passion, experience and insight of our authors as we explore the best of nature writing.

In March 2022, we ran our first festival, following two years of planning and uncertainty during the pandemic. Read our post about the event.

"We hope to stimulate positive ways of living with nature, and encourage the audience to share our passion for the landscapes, coasts, and flora and fauna”

The event will be back in March 2024, but in between we hope to run smaller events to keep the spirit of the festival alive and kicking. We're delighted to announce our first event in September 2022.