Welcome! The seventh North Cornwall Book Festival is as bursting with bookish riches and colourful personalities as ever. The festival’s unique selling point is intimacy, with venues small enough that you can really feel you’ve met the author and a programme designed to let you make a weekend of it and come to almost everything without getting mental indigestion!

The 2019 festival runs from October 10th-13th. Just click on What’s On to start booking your tickets. They’re going fast!

Whether you were unable to visit the 2018 festival or simply want to relive its conversations, you’ll find podcasts of all the talks on here, along with photographs by Don Kirkup and images from Falmouth University’s Drawing students who visited one of our children’s days. Falmouth students also provided the lively blogs.

Like every festival, we rely heavily on volunteer person-power for everything from putting up posters or helping direct traffic to checking tickets and looking after authors. We’re especially interested to hear from volunteers who would be available for two of three days before the festival and from volunteers with special skill sets to offer throughout the year, like social media or IT. If you’d like to become involved please use our contact page to let us know.

All photographs © Don Kirkup (2018) © Daniel Hall (2017 & 2016) or © Julia Powney (2017).