Wolverhampton Literature Festival

About

Wolverhampton Literature Festival will return for its sixth year in February 2022. Hosted by City of Wolverhampton Council the festival aims to amplify the voice of authors, poets, writers, storytellers, puppeteers, podcasters, vloggers and publishers across the UK. Celebrating our creative communities living and from the Black Country and further.

The festival always looks to provide something for everyone! Through an outstanding programme of events, we continue to re-light Wolverhampton through the power of literature.


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Volunteering

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help the festival to continue to grow and deliver an exciting programme of literary events across the city.

Some examples of roles will include event stewards, information stewards, runners and technical support.

Wolverhampton Literature Festival

At a Glance

Hum Saath Saath Hein (We are Together)

29 January - 1:30pm

Central Library

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Poetry Slam

29 January - 7:30pm

Arena Theatre

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City of Wolverhampton Poet Laureate Handover

3 February - 6pm

Wolverhampton Art Gallery

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An Evening With Steve Bull

2 February - 7:30pm

Robin 2, Bilston

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Miles Jupp: History

3 February - 7pm

Bilston Town Hall

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Steve Davis & Kavus Torabi: Medical Grade Music

3 February - 7:30pm

Newhampton Arts Centre

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Meet the Publishers

Drop in

Wolverhampton Art Gallery Café

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Creative and Professional Writing Student Showcase

11am-1pm

Wolverhampton Art Gallery

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Self-Publishing Workshop

11am-1pm

Wolverhampton Art Gallery

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Joanna Toye - Meet the Author

2pm-3pm

Wolverhampton Art Gallery

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Bones Presents poeARTtry Painting With Words

3:30pm

Wolverhampton Art Gallery

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In Conversation with Ian Moore

4pm-5pm

Wolverhampton Art Gallery

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At Home in the Eighteenth Century

5:30pm

Wolverhampton City Archives

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An evening with Phil Wang

7:30pm

Bilston Town Hall

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Pete Paphides In Conversation

7:30pm

Wolverhampton Art Gallery

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Storytelling with Amy Douglas

10:30am

Central Library

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Paul Mason: How To Stop Fascism

10:30am

Wolverhampton Art Gallery

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Unlocking the Word Hoard: A Medieval Storytelling Workshop

11am - 12:30pm

Bantock House- Café Extension

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We are what we read

11am

Whitmore Reans Library

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Jefny Ashcroft Presents Jobs For The Girls

11am - 12pm

Wolverhampton Art Gallery

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Chasing the Light Fantastic

11am - 12:30pm

Bantock House

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Meet the Author: Serena Patel

11:30am

Central Library

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East Side Voices: In Conversation with Helena Lee & Romalyn Ante

12pm

Arena Theatre

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Photo-Poetry Adventure with Liz Berry & Tom Hicks

12pm-2pm

Meet at Wolverhampton Art Gallery

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David Gaffney - Meet the Author

12:30pm-1:30pm

Wolverhampton Art Gallery

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Storytelling with Amy Douglas

12.45pm

Wednesfield Library

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Story Telling with Grace Bennett

12.45pm

Central Library

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Making It: In Conversation with Jay Blades

1pm

Light House WV1 1HT

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Family Poetry Blast: Poet in an Hour

1pm-2pm & 2.30pm-3.30pm

Central Library

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Storytelling workshop for Beginners with Peter Chand

1:15pm - 4:15pm

Bantock House- Café Extension

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Wolf Whistle Podcast Presents Tales from the Tape

2:15pm - 3:15pm

Wolverhampton Art Gallery

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Abi Daré: The Girl with the Louding Voice

3pm - 4pm

Arena Theatre

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Flash Fiction Workshop with David Gaffney

3pm - 5pm

Wolverhampton Art Gallery

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Nine Days’ Wonder

3:45pm - 4:45pm

Bantock House

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Liz Berry & Romalyn Ante

4pm - 5pm

Wolverhampton Art Gallery

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Bones Presents poeARTtry Painting With Words

5:30pm

Wolverhampton School of Art, University

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Kahani - Stories from India by Peter Chand

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Bantock House

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Imperfect, Perfect Woman

6pm

Wolverhampton Art Gallery

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Crime Writing and Quality - In Conversation

7:30pm

Online Event

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Richard Dawkins: Flights of Fancy

7.30pm

Wolverhampton Art Gallery

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Fringe Room Presents

Various Times

Purity Venue

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Jefny Ashcroft Presents Jobs for the Girls

11am

Wolverhampton Art Gallery

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On Your Doorstep Poetry Collective

11am

Wolverhampton Art Gallery

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BAS9: Tootia workshop and stories

11:30am - 3:30pm

Art Gallery 

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Snidge Scrumpin': Smell, Memory and Literature in the Black Country

12:30pm

Wolverhampton Art Gallery

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Meet the Author: Aurea Reis

12:30pm

Wolverhampton Art Gallery Café

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Bones Presents poeARTtry Painting With Words

1:30pm

Wolverhampton Art Gallery

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Sounds from the Kitchen

2pm

Wolverhampton Art Gallery Café

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The Black Country, Belfast and The Big Book Review

2:30pm

Online Zoom Event

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Daniel Wiles: Mercia's Take

4pm

Online

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Gifts of Gravity & Light

5pm

Wolverhampton Art Gallery

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Poetry Competition

5:45pm

Light House WV1 1HT

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Don Letts: There & Black Again

7pm

Newhampton Arts Centre

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Yes We Cant

7:30pm

Light House WV1 1HT

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Robin Ince: The Importance of Being Interested

7:30pm

Wolverhampton Art Gallery

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Writer Hubs

Various Times

Light House WV1 1HT 

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Wolverhampton Literature Festival

OFFICIAL Partners

With thanks… The festival has been made possible by generous contributions from artists and local businesses and celebrates the creativity of our city. We are very grateful for the support of Arts Council and our other partners, the Express & Star and the University of Wolverhampton in bringing the festival to fruition.