Chester Literature Festival returns 8 – 23 October with over 60 events! This year features appearances from best-selling authors, adventurers, comedians and poets as well as strong strands of film, politics and performance.

Read an introduction to the festival from Artistic Director Alex Clifton, and be sure drop into selected libraries on the opening day for The Poetry Cafe. Too much to choose from? Let our Festival Quiz guide you to the perfect events.