Data from the Festival - authors, audiences, tickets, parties

ChipLitFest 2019 ran from 25 to 28 April.

We had an amazing line-up of extraordinary authors and our best ever ticket sales. Over 5,000 readers and writers participated in the Festival at panel events with new and established writers, free lectures, events in schools, and workshops for the next generation of authors. Included among our guest writers were some of the biggest names in broadcasting, current affairs and comedy. All this against the backdrop of our wonderful town and with the support of scores of volunteers, sponsors and Festival Friends. Thank you!

The Festival in Numbers:
96 authors/speakers
1 non-fiction writing day
1 short story competition
34 author visits to schools
1 published book of children’s stories
1 children’s poetry competition
57 Festival events over the weekend, including 15 for children
6 parties
over 5,000 participants
26 sold-out events