Why bother going to a book festival?

Why bother going to a book festival?

A Festival for Everyone
A recent Guardian article asked the question "Are literary festivals doomed?" In honesty our answer would be in their current format, yes!

When we started the book festival, one of the first things we talked about was this word literature and the images it brings up. Old white men, pipes, exclusiveness, unwelcoming. We wanted to create something that was as far removed from all of that as possible.

Brighton Book Festival stands as a testament to the inclusive nature of books. It is a place of joy and laughter, a haven for thinkers and explorers alike. Its uniqueness lies not only in the passion it exudes for storytelling but also in its commitment to providing a stage for marginalized voices. The festival paints a vibrant tapestry where everyone, regardless of background, finds a place to share, learn, and celebrate the rich diversity of human experiences.

What sets Brighton Book Festival apart is its embrace of a young demographic. In a world where the younger generation's voices are crucial for shaping the future, this festival creates an environment where youthful energy meets the wisdom of age-old stories. It has become a space for conversations, ideas, and a collective exploration of the boundless possibilities within literature.

This Festival is not merely an event; it's a journey into the heart of storytelling. It is a celebration of the human experience in all its facets, a space where stories become bridges, connecting us to worlds both familiar and unfamiliar. As we look forward to this year's festivities, we are excited about the magic that will unfold, about seeing tales weave together and enrich our lives and about fostering  a greater sense of unity in our diverse community.

We truly believe that we have created not just something unique but a template for the future of literature festivals across the country.

So come to the book festival because you want to be a part of a movement, a desire to see change around us moving in real time. Come because you love books and want to support creativity in this country. Come because it is so good for your soul to be around laughter and to have your thoughts challenged. Come because we need you to be there.

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