September 15th 2021

We're pleased to announce that there will be a number of speakers at the Festival this year. We're just finalising the programme and will publish the details of who they are and what they will be talking about in the next couple of weeks.

September 4th 2021
       The Flash Fiction Competition is now closed 
Once again we have had a great number of entries from all around the world. Our judges are now wading their way through all of the entries. 

August 23rd 2021

We're pleased to announce that the Festival is now fully booked.

We have a wide selection of talent who will be exhibiting their work, covering adult fiction, children's books with delightful illustrations, some non-fiction books including autobiography, sewing machine embroidery & demo, a poet, a book publisher, an illustrator, a book binder & repairer and a second hand book stall. 

Something for everyone.

We're hoping to have a number of speakers from the above, but this is yet to be confirmed.


July 31st 2021

This year the book festival team are inviting local businesses to be part of the festival by decorating their shop windows to represent a book. 

We hope this initiative will help promote local business, publicise the  Book Festival and enliven the Town.


Local residents know how creative and skilful Southam retailers are at window dressing. 

We all enjoy those attractive window displays reflecting seasons and commemorations and in October we may be able to see our favourite books portrayed in local shop windows - from 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ to ‘Pride and Prejudice’  


It should be great fun - and local people will be able to vote for their favourite.

Watch this space.

May 1st 2021

The Flash Fiction competition for 2021 is now open.
The number of entries has been increasing year on year, with 261 entries last year.

For more details see the Competitions page - you can also read the winning entries from previous years.


We are a charity, run by volunteers, and the costs of putting on the festival come entirely from donations, sponsors and flash fiction entry fees, which also pays for the prizes.

If you enjoy what we are doing and would like to see it continue, please consider making a donation if you can, no matter how small.

If you would like to contribute, just click on the JustGiving logo below and you will be taken to our page.