Henley Literary Festival 2015: September 28 to October 4

Tickets are now on sale for 170 talks, Q&As, workshops and performances for adults and children including Lynda La Plante, Charlie & Lola, David Lloyd, Candace Bushnell, Famous Five, Virginia McKenna, Ella Woodward, Max Hastings, Tim Key, Bonnie Greer and many more. Book your tickets.

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.