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The Swindon Festival of Literature has been made possible by financial support from Arts Council England, Swindon Borough Council, Swindon Artswords, and Lower Shaw Farm; association and support in kind from Swindon Libraries, Richard Jefferies Museum, BBC Radio Wiltshire, Swindon Advertiser, Link Magazine, Total Swindon,  SwindonWeb, Swindon Community Radio 105.5, Waterstones Bookshop, Bert’s Books, Strawberry Green Productions, Swindon Arts Centre, Swindon Museum & Art Gallery, SBC Outdoor Recreation Department, Africa Writes, 5k Your Way, Poetry Swindon, Friends of the Festival, and co-operation and help from numerous publishers, authors, and agents; the right help, in the right place, at the right time from Andrea Hirsch, Rosa, Jacob, Anna, Otto, Ella, Iggy, Arlen, and Ronan; assistance and continuity from members of the Steering Group; more help, friendship, encouragement, and support from Mike Pringle, Kat Wright, Jonathan Davidson, Allie Brown, Martin Hawes, Tony Hillier, Anna Dillon, Laura James, Natalie Fiawoo, Rebecca Bellamy, Susan Moores, Friends of the Festival, and you. Thank you!

Steering & Support:
M Holland, A Hirsch, A Brown, J Cowgill, M Pringle, K Wright
Programme Design and Festival Webmaster: Mike Pringle
Proofing: Sarah Wilmott, Matt Holland
Promotion: Kat Wright, Tony Hillier
Technicians: Martin Hawes, Tony Hillier
Festival Photographers: Richard Wintle, Martin Hawes
Catering: Josie Cowgill, Chan Yan Yin, Andrea Hirsch
Festival Helpers: Kat Wright, Chan Yan Yin, Nicola Stevenette,
Lucy Watson, Andrea Hirsch, Tony Hillier, Jacob Hirsch-Holland,
Kauser McCallum, Mary Maguire, Agnieszka Siewicz, Casey Hillier
Festival Director/Organiser: Matt Holland

Would you like to go on the Festival mailing list? Would you like to help or support? Have you got any good, groovy, and workable literature, arts or life-related ideas? Have you got any Festival-related questions? Yes?
Contact: Swindon Festival of Literature, Lower Shaw Farm, Shaw, Swindon, Wiltshire SN5 5PJ
Tel: 01793 771080 • Email: • This website:

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This programme is dedicated to the memory of friend of the Festival Robert Stredder (1941 – 2024) who loved Literature, people, and life.

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