9-18 October 2020

Durham Book Festival: 9-18 October 2020

Welcome to Durham Book Festival 2020 Online. We’re delighted to present our first ever digital programme and hope you’ll sign up to watch one of our free events between 9-18 October.

Going digital this year has enabled us to connect with writers from all over the world, as well as celebrating home-grown talent and we hope you’ll find something to entertain and inspire you.

We will be streaming our video content on Crowdcast (check out our FAQs here). Although most of our content has been pre-recorded, we hope you’ll enjoy chatting with fellow festival visitors via the chat function as well as using #DBF20 on social media. You can buy books from Waterstones by following the affiliate links under each event, which help support the festival.

Once an event has been broadcast it will be available for you to view on the Past Events section of our website until 1 November.

About the festival Join the conversation

In 2020, due to Covid-19, Durham Book Festival will take place online. The festival traditionally takes place in and around the beautiful city of Durham each October.

History of the festival 31 years of opening minds

Founded in 1990, Durham Book Festival is one of the country’s oldest literary festivals. For many years it was a well-kept secret in the region’s cultural calendar, but it has grown significantly in recent years. The festival is now part of Durham County Council’s festival programme, and since 2011 has been produced by New Writing North, with support from Durham University and Arts Council England, as well as a range of trusts and foundations and corporate sponsors.

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