Petworth Festival Literary Weekend 2-6 November.

Regular supporters will immediately notice that the programme is somewhat expanded this year. The reasons are two-fold; firstly because as a festival we are increasingly being approached by writers and publishers, but secondly quite simply because of the feedback we are getting from our audiences. There’s no doubt that the literary festival is a thriving concept across the country but there seems to be a particular thirst in our part of the world for the kind of debate and experience that comes from spending an hour or so with a writer or speaker of distinction.

This year we are looking forward to a rich mix across the five days of history, art, politics and food quite apart from some insights into the world of fiction and we really hope you relish this as you have in recent years.

Stewart Collins

Artistic Director