July 02 2020

Transforming Southam Bookfest 2020

We're looking for help in transforming our successful Book Festival into a virtual on-line Festival for 2020. We'd love to hear from anyone with advice, tips or offers of practical help. Please contact us via our FB page or on messenger.




May 22 2020


                                           Now Open   -  Closing date Sept 4th.  


For more information go to Competitions page and select 100 Words.

Our 2020 Southam Book Festival plans have been put on hold because of the Covid-19 pandemic.   We may have to modify plans quite considerably. Before the end of July the planning group will have made final decisions about the shape the 2020 Festival will take.  We will keep you posted.

Meanwhile the Flash Fiction competition goes ahead and is now open for entries.  For safety reasons,  the competition will be run entirely on line this year. Many  thanks to our local judging and admin team.

 Thank you for supporting the festivals of 2018 and 2019.

May 22 2020

Southam Book Festival and Covid-19 

 March 07 2020


(Programme subject to change) 

This year's Main Event will be at the Graham Adams Centre on Sunday October 18th starting at 11a.m.

We'll also have some mid -week events at Southam Library

Our Planning Team has been busy lining up some great speakers for a programme featuring romance,

royalty and TV detectives.

Graham Jones and his friend, Time Travelling Toby was such a hit with children and families last year,

that he's making a second visit this year. 



We've welcomed several new members to the Book Festival Planning Team this year and if you would like

to join us please get in touch via southambookfest@gmail.com 

24/2/19 -  WE'RE BACK FOR 2019!
Last year’s inaugural festival was so warmly received and well attended that the planning group decided we could not ignore requests for another festival in 2019.

The date for the Main Festival has been set for October 20th from 11am to 4pm at the Graham Adams Centre. However, we are also
planning to gently grow the Festival and hold some extra one-off events throughout the Autumn at various Southam venues, including
the Bowling Green (thank-you Mark!).

Last year we had the most brilliant help and practical support from local businesses, organisations and individuals. Please give us
your support again this year and help us make the 2019 Southam Book Festival an event for all to enjoy. 

If you’d like to join this year’s Planning Group and help prepare for the Festival, we’d love to hear from you. All offers of help are
welcome. Please get in touch using the form on our VOLUNTEERS page, or leave message with the Graham Adams Centre (01926
811519) and we will get back to you.
We can't wait to see you at this year's bigger and better Southam Book Festival! 

Oct 20 2019 - 2019 100 WORDS COMPETITION WINNERS

First: 'What's that son?. You've entered a fast friction competition?', by Mark Robinson, Bristol.

Second: Prison of my own making, by Zoe Critchley, Bristol

Third: Adonis, by Lindsay Woodward, Rugby


Congratulations and well done to you and all other 120 entrants


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