Brighton Book Festival

Brighton Book Festival is a new grassroots festival formed by two independent bookshops in Brighton: Afrori Books and The Feminist Bookshop. Our vision is to be a lively and accessible festival centered around our community.



A three day extravaganza, the festival will take place 24-26th June 2022 and featuring: 

Anna Burtt * Ciannon Smart * Cradle Community (Tope and Kelsey) Dorothy Koomson * DV8  * Elizabeth Chakrabarty * Fox Fisher * Guvna B * Hannah Vincent * Henry J Garrett * Jendella Benson * Jo Hall * Juno Dawson * Kit de Waal * Kobina Mensah * Leroy Logan * Lynne Segal * Meera Ghanshamdas * Nicola Streeten * Penny Batchelor * Rosanna Amaka * Sabba Kahn * Saima Mir * Sheena Patel * Stella Dadzie * Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan * Suzanne Scafe * Tanya Byrne * Venessa Taylor *Winnie M Li * Yvonne Bailey-Smith *
  plus many more.

 Our mission is to:

Promote access to diverse literature
Connect readers to books they can see themselves in
Widen participation
Reach and engage audiences in our city and surrounds who would not usually attend literary events
Improve author representation
Model a festival where authors of all backgrounds are given equal platforms and pay