Thank you – and see you in 2018!


The Croydon Literary Festival 2017 would not have been possible without the generous time given by all of the speakers and guests who made the event happen, and the volunteers who helped in the run-up and on the day.

We would also like to thank our sponsors, Alix Partners, who helped make this community project a reality; Croydon Council for their wonderful location; and The Croydon Citizen for helping us spread the word about the event.

Last but not least – thank you to everyone who bought a ticket or came along on the day. We hope you enjoyed the event and we look forward to seeing you at CLF 2018!

What is the CLF?

Welcome to the Croydon Literary Festival!

In January 2017, a group of us met in Matthews Yard to set up Croydon’s first literary festival. We agreed the London Borough of Croydon had a proud literary heritage which was often unrecognised. We hope this first ever Croydon Literary Festival will celebrate this heritage; bring positive attention to the borough; celebrate all that’s good about Croydon; and show off the area’s literary backstory.

On this website, you can find out more about the sessions we have planned; buy tickets to the festival; and get in touch with us.

There’s more to Croydon than you think!

Friends of CLF 2017

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