Do join us for the Ninth Chiswick Book Festival, which will take place from September 14th to 18th 2017. If you would like to suggest books or authors or events for the Festival, please contact our Author Programme Director Jo James at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can read more about Jo in an interview with Books & The City. See photos of the 2016 Festival in our Flickr Picture Gallery and videos from Chiswickbuzz.net and The Chiswick Calendar.
Festival director Torin Douglas with RNIB’s area fundraising manager, Krista Dixon.
Thanks to all our authors, readers and supporters at the 2016 Festival who helped us donate £2,600 each to our reading charities:
- Doorstep Library, which brings the magic of books and reading into children’s homes in deprived parts of London
- RNIB Talking Books Service
- InterAct Stroke Support, which provides actors to read to stroke patients
and to St Michael & All Angels Church which hosts the Festival. We were delighted that Doorstep Library were able to attract matched funding through The Big Give Christmas Challenge making our donation to them worth over £4,630.
The Festival, a non-profit-making, community event, has raised over £60,000 for reading charities and St Michael & All Angels over the past eight years.