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 the second 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!

What’s on in 2018

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When and where

We will announce where the CLF 2018 will take place as soon as we can. We have some very exciting plans!

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