Henley Literary Festival 2015: September 28 to October 4

Tickets are available for over 100 events for adults and children including Louis de Bernieres, Candace Bushnell, Michael Lynagh, Bonnie Greer, Famous Five, Peter Snow, Tim Key, Deborah Moggach, Hugless Douglas, Tracey Thorn and many more. Book your tickets.
Programme update Following the death of David Nobbs, the event scheduled for 9pm on Saturday October 3 will now be a celebration of his life and work featuring Barry Cryer, Jonathan Coe, David Quantick and more.

Writing Competition

Jojo Moyes Credit Phyllis Christopher Henley Literary Festival is joining forces with Dragonfly Tea to search for the best unknown writers with the very first Story in a teacup short story competition for aspiring writers of all ages. The competition is free to enter and will be jugged by Jojo Moyes and Helen Lederer, with Lauren Child judging the children's category.


2 2014 saw our biggest children’s festival yet, with 27 events for all ages two and up. 1,200 schoolchildren attended events including Caroline Lawrence, Marcia Williams and Peter Bently, while older students joined our Doreen Lawrence event. Over the weekend we hosted workshops and singalongs at the River & Rowing Museum while the Baillie Gifford Festival Hub was home to free storytelling events including Maisy Mouse, Hugless Douglas and Roald Dahl.

Friends Card

3 You can now become a Friend of the Festival for 2015. As well as priority booking, exclusive ticket offers and regular updates, Friends provide vital support to the Festival as a not-for-profit. And new this year, Friends Card-holders receive special discounts including Laithwaite’s Wine, the River & Rowing Museum, Cau, St. Audrey’s, Wigg and Gower Cottage Brownies.