About the Festival in the factory

The Hot Air Literary Festival returns on Thursday 8th, Friday 9th and Saturday 10th June 2017 featuring a diverse programme of authors, workshops and performers discussing the creative process and their latest releases, giving festival goers the opportunity to debate with and meet some of the country’s leading writers. ‘I am delighted that the Stoke Literary Festival is now an established highlight of the city and region's cultural calendar. What began as a quick discussion with Tristram Hunt two years ago has turned into something really special indeed...’ Emma Bridgewater