26th - 28th
26th - 28th
26th - 28th November 2021
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  • Shrewsbury V-Festival of Literature 2020 

    This year all SFL events will take place live and online.  Some events have been cancelled but tickets  for the remaining events are available now via the Events pages on this website.  For more information contact SFL via the contact page or call 01743 232236.  Thank-you.

  • This year's programme...

    Due to low ticket sales some events have been cancelled but we still have 4 great events in the programme. Visit the Events page to see what's still on offer!  




  • We need your help!

    SFL 2020, like many other festivals, businesses and people, has taken a hit this year which is not surprising.  Plans are already underway for 2021 when we can hopefully resume a more traditional approach. If you would like to help in any way, please contact us.



       Event Cancellations at Shrewsbury Festival of Literature 2020

I am so sorry to announce that we have had to cancel some of this year’s events at this year’s Festival due to low ticket sales.  It is not the first time we have had to do so but never before have we had to lose more than half the programme.

The following events have been cancelled:

Fri 27th at 7.30pm - Let’s Talk with David Crystal

Sat 28that 10.30am – Poetry, Performance and Process with Jean Atkin and Colin Wells

Sat 28th at 1.00pm – Powered by Purpose with Sarah Rosenthuler

Sat 28th at 3.00pm – Kindred with Rebecca Wragg-Sykes

Sun29th at 3.00pm – Shots in the Dark with David Kynaston

It is hoped that we can reschedule these authors to speak at ‘flesh-and-blood’ events in 2021.

Tickets will be refunded as soon as possible along with our sincere apologies.  I, too, was looking forward to these events.  Please join at us at any of the four remaining events…there’s still great entertainment on offer.

Tickets are £5.50 per event (£5 for us plus a booking fee). 


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