Are you a self-confessed bookworm? Have you been missing browsing old bookshops and attending in-person author events during the pandemic? Us too, and now Stylist’s first ever online Literary Festival is here to fill the void. The book festival will feature talks by our favourite authors throughout June 2021.
Here at Stylist we’ve always had a passion for great storytelling and writing that captures our hearts and minds. That’s why this June, we’re excited to announce that we’ll be hosting our first ever month-long literary festival that will celebrate the best new releases in fiction and non-fiction, giving a voice to writers old and new. From Sunday Times bestsellers to Booker Prize nominees, the writers and authors we have lined up are not to be missed.
What to expect:
Starting on 1 June and running until 27 June 2021, we’ll be hosting 20 digital events with the likes of Lisa Taddeo and Raven Leilani taking the virtual stage. To keep it fresh and exciting, all 20 sessions will fall into specific franchises such as Books ’n’ Brunch, Literary Lunches, Beach Books, Bedtime Stories and Brain Boosters. You can expect workshops, panels and key note talks, and we encourage you to come and watch authors you’ve heard of and ones you haven’t - you never know when someone new could spark your imagination or inspire you to write your debut novel.
Where to buy the books we will be discussing:
As part of the Literary Festival, we’ll be supporting Bookshop.org in their mission to help financially support independent bookshops. After a difficult year of lockdowns and social distancing, local bookshops deserve a bit of love so if you’d like to purchase any of the author’s books, we ask that you do so through the Bookshop.org marketplace.
Literary Festival event information:
When is the event?
Stylist’s Literary Festival starts on 1 June, with online sessions running throughout the month, ending on 27 June 2021 with a finale in-person event in London.
How to get tickets:
Information on tickets will be released shortly; these will include the following options:
Digital-access tickets grant access to all 20 talks and workshops across the month, which you can watch back afterwards at your leisure
Limited-availability VIP tickets:
VIP tickets gives digital access across the month plus real-life entry to an exclusive event with a selection of the authors at The Standard Hotel in London on 27 June.
VIP tickets will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis, as we want to keep to a strict guest list in this post-pandemic world.
To be the first to hear when tickets go on sale, make sure you’re signed up to the Stylist events email, where we’ll be releasing all information about the festival in due course. Make sure you tell everyone in your book club to sign up too!