Plymouth International Book Festival 2015

12 Oct 2015 – 24 Oct 2015

Peninsula Arts

Plymouth, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Bus Stop drops off on North Hill
  • Plymouth Railway Station 5 mins walk

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A literature festival that promises something for everyone to enjoy


The Plymouth International Book Festival is back once again, bringing words and books to life across Plymouth. Organised through a partnership of Plymouth University, Peninsula Arts, Literature Works (the literature development agency for the South West) and Plymouth City Council, it will unite local and global authors in a celebration of writing and reading for everyone to enjoy.

This 2015 programme includes exciting, new novels from bestselling authors Simon Scarrow and Judy Finnigan, stimulating non-fiction from Bidisha, spoken word from the always entertaining John Hegley, and a Writing For Radio workshop from the multi-talented Paul Dodgson and Edson Burton.

Also this year, we not only have some of the greatest literary talents of our time, but an opportunity to meet before or after events and mull over your literary passions and experiences. You'll be able to relax in our 1950s-style café, Chez Paulette, and for the first time, we have events programmed in The House – Plymouth University’s performing arts building. 

While the majority of the festival events will take place at Plymouth University, a number of city organisations are also putting on related literary events. These include the Counter – Artists’ Book Fair at Karst, a book binding and illustration workshop at Plymouth College of Art, reading events for young people provided by Plymouth Library Services, the Flash Fiction Slam at The Athenaeum and other book events at PCQ Arts and Flameworks.

We would like to thank Arts Council England for once again supporting the festival, The Duke of Cornwall Hotel for looking after our writers and Waterstones for providing the festival bookshop.

Exhibiting artists

John Hegley

Matt Haig

Mark Sennen

Justin Coe

Judy Finnigan

Ian Buxton

AJ McKenna

Edson Burton

Imogen Robertson

Helen Lederer


Simon Scarrow

Holly Davey

Paul Dodgson

Shagufta K Iqbal

Tim Clare

Thurston Moore

Anna Freeman


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