Portsmouth city council

Portsmouth has a strong literary heritage including Charles Dickens, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and HG Wells and Portsmouth BookFest continues that tradition, attracting diverse audiences to exciting events featuring popular and accessible authors. 

Portsmouth's seventh book festival will present a varied programme of events in 2017, with tickets available online from Monday 9 January.

Events range from free to paid-for, with talks organised by Portsmouth Writers’ Hub, activities for children including chances to meet the Gruffalo, and presentations and workshops covering authors, crime fiction, romance, screenplays, creative writing and everything in between!

Visit the BookFest website for lots more information and the full schedule of events!