November Events

Christophers Tamworth

Tamworth Readers and Writers Group – speaker illustrator and author Dawn Bolton

21st November Starting at 10:30am, Christopher’s Restaurant, Tamworth – Please note that this is a FREE event.






October Events

Christophers Tamworth

Tamworth Readers and Writers Group – Julia Ibbotson, author of women’s fiction, children’s  fiction, time slip and house history/biography. Book in at Facebook

24th October Starting at 10:30am, Christopher’s Restaurant, Tamworth – Please note that this is a FREE event




August Events


Events aimed at children, this week with the emphasis on the world of Sci-Fi and Fantasy – with guests from Game of Thrones and Star Wars

9th August Ankerside Shopping Centre, Tamworth. This is a FREE Event




July Events

Tamworth Town Hall

Oliver Tearle, academic and author of The Secret Library: A Book-Lovers’ Journey Through Curiosities of History.

10th July Starting  7:30pm at Tamworth Town hall £3.50 per Ticket

June Events

Christophers Tamworth

Tamworth Readers and Writers Group with bestselling Erotic Romance author Lucy Felthouse.

Date: 20th June 10:30am at Christopher’s Restaurant in Tamworth

Please note this is a FREE event and to book please visit Facebook


New Revamped Quiz Night

Colin Grazier.jpgJoin in our first New Revamped Quiz Night

On 19th January 2017 at 7:30pm our new revamped quiz night gets underway at the fabulous Colin Grazier hotel and Ubar 21-22 Church St Tamworth.

Why not get a team together and join us to see if you and your team have got what it takes to win and become the top team on the night. The questions have been made easier to give a fair competition to all teams that enter, with new picture rounds, mystery voices and theme tunes to test your knowledge and expertise.

There are also prizes to be won with the pirate pot of cash now standing at £50.00. Teams limited to four people with an entry fee of £2.50 per team, last entry for teams is at 7:30pm on the night or book a place by emailing

Colin Grazier Hotel and Ubar


A Great Success


img_20161207_2039064_rewindOur Dickens Penny Reading on 7th December has been hailed a great success by the well-night full Town Hall. All were enthralled by a superb performance from Geoff Hales. As the images show a number of people attending arrived in quite authentic period attire.

The evening was celebrated with an excellent mince pie and mulled punch. Our thanks to the Mayor Councillor Ken Norchi for hosting and to M&S Tamworth for their support and the refreshments.


Photograph from left to right:  Mayor Councillor Ken Norchi, Guest Speaker Geoff Hales, Tamworth Literary Festival Chairman Anthony Poulton-Smith and Tamworth and District Civic Society Chairman Dr David Biggs

Tamworth Writing Competition


Are you a creative writer?

Entries are now open for The Tamworth and District Civic Society and Tamworth Writers Group Tamworth writing competition.

With prizes totalling £310.00 Which will hopefully aspire all budding writers to enter. All submissions must not have been published previously. Entries must  be set in and around Tamworth Staffordshire and a particular building or address.

The closing date for all entries  is Tuesday 31st January 2017. Winners to be announced in April 2017.

For full entry details please click on the writing-competition PDF link.

Good luck to all who enter.

Maids, Wives, Widows

maid-wives-and-widowsSpecial Offer

We at Tamworth Literary Festival are delighted to announce the release of Maids, Wives and Widows by Sara Reed.

Those of you who came to Sara’s fascinating look at the beginnings of the modern woman in May will be delighted to know her book is now available.

Orders are welcomed from the author herself at just £15.00 instead of £18.00 for a hardback and she will sign and dedicate the book as requested – we agree with Sara they make great Christmas presents!

Email Sara on or via twitter @floweringbodies to arrange payment and collection