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.

The festival will be taking place on Saturday 9 September 2017 at the David Lean Cinema, Croydon.

There’s more to Croydon than you think!