Graphics and text to download and use – please help us promote the festival!

We’ll be adding to this page as we confirm all the events we’re running as part of the festival – please check back here and download new graphics as they arrive!


Basic Promotion
Festival Book Fair
Festival Workshops
Fast Foreword Flash Fiction
Author Panel
Press Coverage

Basic promotion: post a link to the festival website:

And directly to the festival programme at:

Here’s the general Foreword Festival graphic:

We’d love to promote the Book Fair: October 7th and 8th, 10-4 at the Guildhall, Bury St Edmunds. Free entry!

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Welcome to the Foreword Festival! We hope you’ll join us for a very special book fair, 10-4 on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th October. Free entry!

Meet authors of graphic novels, SF and fantasy, comedy, poetry, children’s books, non-fiction and more – and pick up new reads, signed editions and other goodies to take home. Plus we’ll have books from three unique indie publishers, and help with getting your own work into print.


You’ll find graphics for individual authors at – feel free to download and share them!

Tickets for the festival workshops are on sale now, and we’d love to promote them everywhere! The link for ticket sales is or

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Welcome to the Foreword Festival! We’ve invited writers and publishing experts to host workshops designed to boost your writing confidence, and offer guidance on getting your work into print.

On Saturday 7th October, find your writing voice with one-hour workshops on creating characters, tense and person, and writing historical fantasy.

On Sunday 8th October, find your path to publication with one-hour workshops from Softwood Self Publishing on routes to publishing, distribution options, and marketing tips.

Tickets: £10 (over 18s) or £5 (16-18 year olds). Over 16s only.
Numbers are limited, so book your tickets now!

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Fast Foreword Flash Fiction Event

We’re really excited about this! We’ll be bringing flash fiction by local authors out of the Guildhall and into town in a proper fringe event – hopefully tempting listeners back to the Guildhall to the book fair and workshops.

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Fast Foreword: Flash Fiction by Local Authors
11am – 1.30pm, Saturday 7th October
FREE live readings by actors from QuirkHouse Theatre
No tickets required – follow the actors as they bring new stories to each venue!

We’ve launched the SF, Fantasy and Horror author panel – please promote if you can!

We are really excited to announce the Foreword Festival’s first official author panel, taking place on Sunday 8th October at 11am, in the garden at the Guildhall.

We’re celebrating Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with fantasy author Bex Hogan, horror author Josh Winning, and sci-fi authors Matt Adcock and Rachel Churcher.

The panel will be sharing their experiences of writing genre fiction, creating imaginary places, and shaping other-worldly stories. There will be an opportunity to ask questions, and all the authors will be signing copies of their books after the panel at other festival venues.

Bex Hogan and Josh Winning will be signing at the Buttermarket branch of Waterstones from 12.15, and Matt Adcock and Rachel Churcher will be appearing at the Foreword Festival fringe book fair at the Guildhall from 12.00.

This event is free – no tickets required. The panel is recommended for ages 15+.

Amazing coverage of the festival in the Bury Free Press – please share this wherever you can!

A fantastic article in Suffolk Norfolk Life – November issue!

Coverage in Village People Magazine

Still more coverage – this time in ARTSeast!

Bury Flyer: August, September, October:

Keep checking for updates, and THANK YOU! Together we can reach more readers, bring in more visitors, and sell more books!

Any questions: [email protected]