Falmouth Book Festival
13 – 17 OCT. An exciting new festival in the Cornish cultural calendar! Falmouth Book Festival brings a dynamic line-up of authors, poets and storytellers. It will take place throughout multiple venues across the town – The Poly, the Library and Falmouth Art Gallery, the new Cornish Bank and the Princess Pavilion to name a few - and sets out to celebrate books, sharing ideas, and bringing people together.
This year’s festival is brought to you by the team behind Port Eliot Festival’s celebrated literary stages and supported by Falmouth University, the Falmouth Bookseller and the Falmouth BID.
For their inaugural year, the line-up of speakers includes award-winning writers like Dawn French, Max Porter, Monique Roffey and Nina Stibbe, and poetry from Edinburgh Festival regular Luke Wright. Bestselling author Raynor Winn, and BAFTA winning film-maker Mark Jenkin will join other Cornwall-based writers like Wyl Menmuir and Cathy Rentzenbrink over the festival’s five days.
The festival will also feature an educational programme, bringing writers into local schools to help children engage with the often remote and lofty world of writing.