Wolverhampton Literature Festival to return in February 2021

Wolverhampton Literature Festival will return for its fifth year in February 2021.

Alan McGee talking at the The Slade Rooms as part of this year's Wolverhampton Literature Festival
Alan McGee talking at the The Slade Rooms as part of this year's Wolverhampton Literature Festival

Hosted by Wolverhampton Council, the festival aims to amplify the voices of authors, poets, writers, storytellers, puppeteers, podcasters, vloggers and publishers across the UK and in the Black Country, organisers said.

The three-day festival will be taking place between Friday, February 12, 2021 and Sunday, February 14, with the line-up to be confirmed later this year.

This year saw the likes of Tv presenter Sandi Toksvig, former Catatonia singer Cerys Matthews, former Wolves star Carl Ikeme, music mogul Alan McGee and local poet Emma Pursehouse on the bill.

People are also being encouraged to get involved with the pre-festival engagement activities, which will be shared across social media on Facebook and Twitter in the lead up to the festival.

The 2021 festival focuses on three major themes – music, current affairs and community voices.

Wolverhampton Council cabinet member for city economy, Councillor Stephen Simkins, said: “It is fantastic that the festival is returning for its fifth year and that we can showcase extraordinary talent from across the region.

“There will be a mixture of events and I encourage everyone of all ages and backgrounds to get involved.”

In accordance with Government regulations, the festival will be delivered through a mixture of virtual and physical events that will be confirmed in due course.

Those interested in volunteering or keeping up to date on the festival’s activities can visit the festival's website.

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