North Cornwall Book Festival

A literary feast for all on the beautiful North Cornish coast.

The North Cornwall Book Festival is Endelienta Arts’ annual literary festival, curated by international best-selling author Patrick Gale. This intimate weekend-long event includes author events, live music, workshops, an art exhibition, a local artisan market and an ever-popular pop-up café. The 2024 festival will run from 26-29 September. Tickets are on sale now. If you find booking online a challenge please email us on with your query or leave a message on 07787944935

Festival Gallery

Since being founded in 2012, the festival has hosted a rich and varied line-up of authors, including: Maggie O’Farrell, Ann Cleeves, Kit De Waal, Natalie Haynes, George Alagiah, Kate Mosse, Michael Morpurgo, Rachel Joyce, Inua Ellams and Jackie Kay.

Here are just a few images captured across the years of the book festival.

Festival School Workshops

Each year, ahead of the festival weekend, we welcome around 300 primary and secondary school children to St Endellion for inspiring literary workshops led by writers and illustrators of children’s and YA fiction such as Martin Brown, Liz Kessler and Ross Montgomery.

Listen Here

Each festival we record the wonderful authors who take part in the festival. This is our growing sound archive where you can stream and download free podcasts from past North Cornwall Book Festival events. Handy for those of you who couldn’t make it, or who had such a great time you want to live it all over again! If you prefer, you can access any of these podcasts through iTunes, Pandora, Castbox and TuneIn.

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