Photographs show speakers, charities and poetry prize winners from the 2017 Festival.
– “This small-but-perfectly formed festival in a chic pocket of west London packs a punch when it comes to speaker calibre”: Red magazine
– Chiswick “champions creativity and community spirit… and it’s home to a lovely literary festival each autumn”: Time Out
We’re looking forward to the 10th Chiswick Book Festival, which will take place from September 13th to 17th 2018. Please put the dates in your diary!
The Festival is a non-profit-making, community event, which has raised over £60,000 for reading charities and St Michael & All Angels (which runs the Festival) over the past eight years. You can read more about the current charities below.
- 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
The Ninth Chiswick Book Festival took place from September 14th to 18th 2017. Thank you to everyone who took part – speakers, audiences, volunteers and sponsors – and to the venue owners who provided the space and facilities to hold our events.
Particular thanks to the team from Waterstones (some of whom are seen, right, with the elusive Jane Austen £10 note), without whom we couldn’t sell all the authors’ wonderful books!
Watch here for more photographs, videos, updates and other news about this year’s Festival.
- Ninth Chiswick Book Festival hailed as the best yet: ChiswickW4.com
- High praise for Young People’s Poetry Competition winners: ChiswickW4.com
- The Chiswick Book Festival – a quick impression on video from The Chiswick Calendar.
- Local Authors Evening at Waterstones – Chiswickbuzz.net
- An Evening With Jane Austen – video interview with The Chiswick Calendar
- Jeremy Vine:What I Learnt – video interview with The Chiswick Calendar
- A Feast of Fact and Fiction at the Chiswick Book Festival – video interview with Chiswickbuzz.net
The Festival’s Playful Books Quiz is now closed. Click here to see who won the prizes.
Thanks to all our authors, readers and supporters at the 2016 Festival who helped us donate £2,600 each to our reading charities and to St Michael & All Angels Church which hosts the Festival. Figures for 2017 are currently being calculated.
Read an interview with our Author Programme Director Jo James at Books & The City. And see what we’ve chosen as our latest Talking Book.