What is the CLF?

Welcome to the second Croydon Literary Festival!

After the success of the first CLF in 2017, we’ve tried to kick on in year 2 with a wider-ranging programme of speakers; three sessions for younger readers; and three new venues for the much larger programme we’ve planned this year! We really hope you like this new, expanded programme, and find something to engage with across the day.

As ever, the Croydon Literary Festival is run entirely by volunteers. Cassie, head of festival, Clair, programme director, and Brad, creative director, have been joined by the super-talented Tim Footman, Deb Stone and Sarah Kingsford as programme managers, and Ruth Duncan as social media manager. Between us we have developed the programme and set up this larger festival, hoping to engage with even more people across the borough than last year.

We hope you have a wonderful day.

When and where

Please wait for further announcements about the 2019 Festival


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