Where the written word comes alive, aloud and off the page in the Welsh Capital

Fri 22nd-Sun 24th September 2017

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A bilingual Festival

Three days of reading, writing, debating, discussing (and dancing)

The written word isn’t only meant for your favourite chair, the bathtub  or those moments before you fall asleep every day.  When it leaps off the page, when it’s read aloud, when it comes alive, when it’s debated, when it’s cared about, by the most vital writers from Wales and the world, by you.  That’s when beautiful things can happen. You’ll find it all here, from fiction to feminism, crime to children’s literature, sport to short stories, poetry to politics, business to biography.  Be a part of it.


It's great that Cardiff at last has its own book festival - it deserves one. I wish it all best luck this year, and urge
people to go."

Deborah Moggach, author of The Exotic Marigold Hotel



Getting tickets

Ticket information

Wristbands are available for £30, giving you access to events across the whole festival*.  


*First come, first served in smaller venues