In May 2016, Ipswich welcomed a brand new literary festival. BooksEast emerged from Ip-Lit, part of the annual Ip-Art Festival, and each year brings a series of celebrated authors to the town for seven days of literary events.

The festival sees a range of fiction and non-fiction-inspired events, including authors in conversation, film screenings, literary pub crawls and quiz nights. There’s also a whole strand of activity dedicated to raising literacy attainment in schools.

Dive right in at BooksEast.

Thinking about coming to the festival? Plan a trip with All About Ipswich.