The Medway Literary Festival celebrates the written and spoken word in all its forms and will bring together authors, poets and performers. They will inspire children and adults to read for pleasure by sharing their:

  • enthusiasm
  • experiences
  • creativity. 

The festival will take place from Thursday 18 August to Saturday 27 August 2022.

This year's theme is beginnings. 

How to book

You can book your place at any of the events:

A 20 minute adaptation of a timeless tale by Lewis Carroll.

Details

  • booking: no booking required
  • ages: 13 years and older. 7 to 12 years need parental consent
  • date: 19 August 2022
  • time: 10.30am to 5pm
  • location: Chatham Community Hub, Chatham, Dock Road, Kent, ME4 4TX.

For more information visit electric Medway.

Join illustrator Nick Ashton to create your own illustrations using:

  • iPads
  • Apple pencils
  • the Procreate App.

Details

  • booking: essential
  • price: free
  • date: Saturday 27 August 2022
  • times: 10.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 4pm
  • location: Chatham Community Hub, Chatham, Dock Road, Kent, ME4 4TX.

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A creative writing workshop to get you started on your exciting journey with creative writing.

Learn techniques to help you find and develop ideas for your stories.

Play fun exercises exploring how to:

  • write engaging descriptions
  • create believable characters.

Details

  • booking: essential
  • price: free
  • date: Tuesday 23 August 2022
  • time: 1.30pm to 4pm
  • location: Chatham Community Hub, Chatham, Dock Road, Kent, ME4 4TX.

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Emma Bamford an author and journalist talks about her debut thriller Deep Water, published in July 2022.

The dark side of paradise is exposed when a terrified couple reveal their daunting experience on a remote island, only to realise they're still in the grips of the island's secrets.

Details

  • date: Thursday 25 August 2022
  • time: 7.30pm
  • location: Chatham Community Hub, Chatham, Dock Road, Kent, ME4 4TX.

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Authors of the debut thriller Friends Don't Tell, published July 2022.

One year ago Jade died at a music festival, everyone wrote it off as a tragic accident. But her best friend Lexi is certain someone purposefully hurt Jade, she just has to work out who.

Details

  • date: Friday 26 August 2022
  • time: 1pm
  • location: Chatham Community Hub, Chatham, Dock Road, Kent, ME4 4TX.

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Bring your own teddy bear, have a picnic and enjoy story time together.

Details

  • date: Monday 22 August 2022
  • time: 3.30pm to 4pm
  • location: Chatham Community Hub, Chatham, Dock Road, Kent, ME4 4TX.

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