This is an annual literary festival to celebrate the written and spoken word in all
its forms, including books, drama, music and art.
See the “What’s On?” page to find out about this year’s events. As the list below
shows, there are a wide range of topics to explore. You can also review past Alton
Word Fest events in the “Archive” pages. Some events are specifically for school
children - if your school isn’t taking part, please encourage them to get in touch.
Events for everyone
Theatre production and Play Reading
“Pint Pot of Fire” storytelling competition
Guerilla Poetry and a Poetry Picnic (National Poetry Day)
Spelling Bee (for schools)
Talks, Book Launch and Book Club
Workshops for Poetry and Storytelling
Children’s Theatre, Poetry, Writing and Story-time