Our 2023 events
A national one-day book festival celebrating black British authors across all genres. Now in its third year, the Black British Book Festival is a showcase of the UK’s best black authors and an important educational platform for new and emerging talent.
Black British Book Festival take place on 27th and 28th October 2023. We’ve carefully curated a program featuring the finest Black British Authors from across the UK.
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2023 Festival Schedule
Experience the excitement of the Black British Book Festival, a family-friendly celebration set to take place on October 27th and 28th, 2023. Immerse yourself in a carefully curated program featuring the finest Black British Authors from across the United Kingdom. And guess what? We have a spectacular opening in store for you with none other than the internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter, Leigh-Anne Pinnock.
DISCOUNTED TRAVEL TO BBBF 23
Our goal is to eliminate all travel barriers to make it possible for everyone across the UK to attend the Black British Book Festival. We have a partnership with National Express to make your journey to the festival be the most affordable, understanding the current cost of living challenges. Check the link button below to get the discount
As we count down the days to the festival, we're working tirelessly behind the scenes to curate a program that surpasses all expectations. This year promises to be our biggest and most diverse yet, with a lineup of renowned Black British authors, thought-provoking panel discussions, captivating book readings, engaging workshops, and so much more.
2023 Tour Schedule
Join the Black British Book Festival on a groundbreaking initiative! Our transformative summer book tour features 30 remarkable Black British authors, including Joseph Coelho, Derek Owusu, and Jackie Kay. From August to October, we're taking literature to unconventional spaces like chicken shops, hairdressers, sportswear shops, and shopping centers across the UK. Our vibrant pop-up events aim to democratize literature and bring the joy of reading to historically underserved communities. Let's make literature accessible to all!