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 centred around our community. A three day extravaganza, the festival will take place 24-26th June 2022 and host authors including Guvna’B, Juno Dawson, Dorothy Koomson, Leroy Logan and Saima Mir, Yvonne Bailey Smith, Kit De Waal, 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