Canterbury with its rich and diverse literary heritage, provides an inspirational setting for writers and lovers of poetry and literature, to explore and develop their passion and skills. Across the ten-days of the Festival there will be workshops and events for those who love to write either professionally or for enjoyment.
The heart of the festival lies in Canterbury’s Secret Garden, belonging to the Franciscan Friars – an unexpected haven just a stones throw from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. Thought provoking talks, music, performances, storytelling and poetry take place in a beautiful yurt, tents and in the ancient Franciscan Chapel. From here activity spills out across the city – onto the streets, in gardens, in coffeehouses and even onto the river.