This is a list of literary festivals held in the UK.
Cheltenham Literary Festival Cheltenham, Glos

5–14 October 2012
63 yrs old now, the Cheltenham Literary Festival (Sponsored by The Times) comprises 10 days of discussions, debates and literary events.
Edinburgh International Book Festival Edinburgh

11 - 27 August 2012
They claim to be the "largest public celebration of books in the world".
Hay Festival Hay, Wales

31 May - 12 June 2012
The 'Big Daddy' of literary festivals, so successful it has now branched out and is organising literary festivals in Cartagena, Beirut, Belfast, Zacateca, Segovia, Nairobi, the Maldives and Kerala.
Independent Woodstock literary Festival, The Blenheim Palace Nr Oxford

12 - 16 Sept 2012
Boutique literary festival that alternates each day between Blenheim Palace and the adjoining historic town of Woodstock.
Manx Lit Fest Douglas, Isle of Man

27 - 30 September 2012
A new 3-day literary festival launching this year.
Ways With Words - Cumbria Keswick, Cumbria

2 - 11 March 2012
Ways with Words run a number of literary festivals. This one takes place at Kewick on the banks of Derwentwater. The programme of talks, lectures, discussions, workshops, book launches and special exhibitions runs for ten days.
Ways With Words - Southwold Southwold, Suffolk

8 - 12 November 2012
A relaxed four days by the seaside reading books, meeting writers, and spending time with other readers.
Ways With Words - Dartington Hall Dartington Hall, Devon

6 - 16 July 2012
Ways with Words takes place on the historic Dartington Hall estate nestled in a bend of the River Dart just outside Totnes. Sponsored this year by the Telegraph.


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