#TopTenTuesday Literary Festivals: We’ll Meet Again

Top Ten Tuesday newTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl.

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Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want. Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to That Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post. Add your name to the Linky widget on that day’s post so that everyone can check out other bloggers’ lists. Or if you don’t have a blog, just post your answers as a comment.

This week’s topic is Book Events/Festivals I’d Love to Go to Someday. Yeah, we wish…

HenleyLiteraryFestivalMy local literary festival is Henley Literary Festival. Like so many other literary events, this year it will be going ahead in online form only, from 26th September to 4th October. I’m sure there will be some exciting events on the programme but it can’t be exactly the same as being there in person: listening to and meeting authors, chatting to other readers, enjoying the sights of Henley-on-Thames and soaking up the bookish buzz.

Henley-on-ThamesTherefore as a reminder of happier, less socially-distanced times I thought I’d share some highlights from previous Henley Literary Festivals that I’ve attended. Links will take you to my review of each event.


Anne O’Brien, author of The Shadow Queen & Rory Clements, author of Corpus

Rachel Joyce, author of The Music Shop


Alan Johnson, author of In My Life: A Music Memoir

Diane Setterfield, author of Once Upon A River

A J Pearce, author of Dear Mrs. Bird & Anne Youngson, author of Meet Me At The Museum


Stephanie Wrobel, author of The Recovery of Rose Gold & Adele Geras, author of Conviction (now to be published as Dangerous Women in February 2021)

Anne de Courcy, author of Chanel’s Riviera

Victoria Hislop, author of Those Who Are Loved

David Suchet, author of Behind The Lens

And a final event, even closer to home, held at Waterstones, Reading in June 2018.

Alison Weir, author of Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen

What literary festivals or events are you looking forward to being able to attend (in person) again? Or do you now prefer online events?


11 thoughts on “#TopTenTuesday Literary Festivals: We’ll Meet Again

    1. They were both great and it definitely added to my enjoyment of Diane’s book. Ashamed to say Victoria’s is still sitting on my bookshelf but it’s in my 20 Books of Summer list so soon, I hope…


  1. I’ve only been to one and found it overwhelming! I went to this one https://booksbythebanks.org/ the year Rainbow Rowell was there. Pandemonium! I didn’t even know who she was! lol I met a couple of nice authors, but went mostly for the writing workshops which were deccent for where I was in the scheme of all things writing at that moment.


  2. I’ve never heard of these festivals before, but now I’d love to go. I like to go to live events, not online ones, because I like to meet my favorite authors and peruse the stands and shelves and discover new books to read.

    My TTT


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