A weekend dedicated to the joy of books, writing and reading.
The inaugural Festival took place on Friday 30th September and Saturday 1st October 2016 and was a huge success. The next two day full festival will be on Friday 28th September and Saturday 29thSeptember 2018 and the line-up so far is looking amazing! Teena Lyons Johnny Duddle Natasha Farrant Katie & Kevin Tsang Kevin Brooks Sarah Driver Jeremy Vine Joe Craig Kornel Kossuth Jane Thynne Hilary Wilce Louise Dean John Rice Hubert Moore Ann Morgan Alison Weir
CELEBRATE WORLD BOOK NIGHT WITH THE CRANBROOK LITERATURE FESTIVAL On Sunday April 22nd we will be celebrating World Book Night in the George Hotel with our Big Book Swap. Join us for wine and words and books and beer from 5.00pm to 7.00pm and bring a book along to swap for a new read. Meanwhile in 2017 here's what we did... The Cranbrook Big Book Swap took place on World Book Night in April and over 50 people popped into The George in Cranbrook during the early evening for some beer and books and wine and words. Titles were swapped for new reading material with plenty of chat about recommended reads, top titles and awesome authors! The second Cranbrook Big Book Swap was held in July and provided and opportunity for book lovers to update their summer holiday reading. On Wednesday September 27th, historian and novelist Alison Weir visited Cranbrook to discuss her novel 'Innocent Traitor', based on the life of Lady Jane Grey. This was a sell-out event in a packed Vestry Hall and Alison gave a fabulous talk about her writing, illustrating beautifully the immense knowledge she has of the Tudors, and reading passages from 'Innocent Traitor'. We look forward to welcoming Alison back to Cranbrook in the not too distant future!