Join us at the book fair!

A week from today, the Foreword Festival team will be back to bring you an awesome Christmas Book Fair in the heart of Bury St Edmunds! Festive Foreword is taking place on December 9th at the Constitutional Club in Bury St Edmunds, a couple of minutes walk from Market Square.

13 local authors will be signing books and selling gifts, plus we’ll have a full licensed bar (from noon) and plenty of cosy seating.

Perfect for Christmas presents – or for treating yourself!

See you there!

Book Fair

Festive Foreword

The Foreword Festival 2023 is over, but the organisers haven’t put their feet up yet! Join us for Festive Foreword, our 2023 Christmas Book Fair on Saturday 9th December at the Constitutional Club in Bury St Edmunds (IP33 1PR), and for Love Your Local Authors, our 2024 Valentines event, on Sunday February 11th.

At Festive Foreword, we’ll be showcasing a host of amazing authors from across East Anglia. Festive Foreword is a great opportunity to nab some fantastic gifts for book lovers, including signed editions, postcards, T-shirts and all kinds of literary goodies. There will be a licensed bar from midday, lots of warm and comfy seating – and entry to the event is FREE.

See you there!

Festive Foreword Christmas Book Fair

We did it!

We did it! It happened! The first literary fringe festival in the UK has been an adventure, and a fantastic bookish weekend. A huge THANK YOU from your hosts, Jackie Carreira and Rachel Churcher, to all our authors, visitors and supporters. We couldn’t have done it without you! 

We’re taking a much-needed break! Watch this space for more Foreword Festival news …

We did it
Rachel Churcher and Jackie Carreira with the Foreword Festival banner at the Guildhall

It’s happening!

The Foreword Festival is here!

Yesterday’s book fair, live readings, children’s stories and workshops were fantastic. Today, meet the authors at the book fair, join us for our SF, Fantasy and Horror author panel at 11 in the Guildhall garden, and head for our publishing workshops, run by our sponsor, Softwood Self-Publishing.

See you there!


We’re announcing a new event for the Foreword Festival! We’ll be hosting FREE storytelling from two children’s authors in the garden at the Guildhall (weather permitting!) on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th October.⁠

Meet Lynda Brignall, author of When I Go Out At Night, and Emma Sweeney, author of The Tale of a Lonely Frog. Lynda will be reading from her book and talking about her work as a hedgehog rescuer at noon on Saturday, and Emma will be reading from hers at noon on Sunday. Entry to the Guildhall and the storytelling event is free, and children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.⁠

See you there!⁠