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Wolverhampton Literature Festival returns for its fifth year

Wolverhampton Literature Festival will return for its fifth year in February 2021 – and the dates have today been announced.

Hosted by City of Wolverhampton Council, the festival aims to amplify the voice of authors, poets, writers, storytellers, puppeteers, podcasters, vloggers and publishers across the UK, as well as celebrate creative communities in the Black Country.

The three-day festival will be taking place from Friday, February 12 to Sunday 14, with the line-up to be confirmed later this year.

People are also being encouraged to get involved with the pre-festival engagement activities, which will be shared across social media on Facebook (search Wolverhampton Literature Festival) and Twitter (@WolvesLitFest) in the lead up to the festival.

The 2021 festival focuses on three major themes:

  • Music: Celebrating the city’s connection to music.
  • Current Affairs: Looking into the hot topics of today.
  • Community Voices: Celebrating the voices and talent of our local community in the West Midlands.

This year, in celebration of the Literature Festival sitting across Valentine’s weekend, there will also be themed events celebrating love in all its different forms.

City of Wolverhampton Council Cabinet Member for City Economy, Councillor Stephen Simkins, said:

“It is fantastic that the festival is returning for its fifth year and that we can showcase extraordinary talent from across the region.

“There will be a mixture of events and I encourage everyone of all ages and backgrounds to get involved.”

In accordance with government regulations, the festival will be delivered through a mixture of virtual and physical events that will be confirmed in due course. If you are interested in volunteering or keeping up to date on the festival’s activities, please visit

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