Barnes has a thriving literary and arts community and Barnes BookFest was launched in September 2021 as an annual local book festival weekend.
It was initiated and organised by the Friends of St Mary’s Barnes and Magic Productions with The Barnes Bookshop. The event is supported by The Barnes Community Association (BCA), the Barnes Literary Society and Screen My Story and it is sponsored by Laurent Residential.
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THE INAUGURAL EVENT 2021
An incredible weekend of talks and screenings, where some of Britain’s best writers gave insight into the way they work and the subjects that fascinate them.
THE 2021 AUTHORS
Gyles Brandreth • Sir Michael Morpurgo
Ursula Buchan • Felicity Cloake
Andrew Graham Dixon
Victoria Dowd • Sebastian Faulks
Richard Harries • Simon Heffer
Rukmini Iyer • Anya de Jager
Lord Patten of Barnes • Hayley Mills
Edwin Mullins • Bernard O’Keeffe
Michael Pennington • Alice Ross
Laura Shepherd Robinson • Ian Williams