Richmond upon Thames Literature Festival

#RichLitFest is a festival of books and words, tales, talks and ideas taking place across Richmond upon Thames every November.

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Richmond Literature Festival 2019

Richmond Literature Festival 2019 is over and out! Last month we held 42 literary events in locations across the borough including, libraries, Bingham Riverside, The National Archives and Strawberry Hill House.

Highlights from the festival included:

  • An important and informative conversation about LGBTQ+ culture with journalist and author Amelia Abraham, and activist and author CN Lester
  • A fascinating event with Zeba Talkhani, who discussed her memoir 'My past is a foreign country', documenting her experience growing up in a patriarchal society
  • A talk on the history of British cheese from expert cheesemonger Ned Palmer, which included a cheese and wine tasting from a local business
  • A sold out event for Jack Brown, No 10 Downing Street’s first ever 'Researcher in Residence'
  • A sold out event for broadcaster Bob Gilbert, who spoke about the history of London’s trees
  • A sold out talk from renowned author Adam Kay on his latest book 'Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas'
  • Fantastic children’s programme including events with illustrator Laura Ellen Anderson and fantasy writer Steve Feasey

Huge thanks to all our authors, venues, libraries and audiences - final ticket sales were over 4000!

Keep up to date

For information about the 2020 Richmond Literature Festival and other literary news please visit Richmond Literature Festival website and follow us on social media:

Twitter: @richmondlitfest #RichLitFest
Telephone: 020 8831 6494


Updated: 10 December 2019