Litfest 2021 saw the inaugural ‘Litfest Big Read’, a project supported by Arts Council England. The project encouraged everybody, across the region and beyond, to read our two chosen books: Boy, Everywhere by A.M. Dassu and The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. As part of the Big Read, Az Dassu and Matt Haig held events at our 2021 Festival, which were later available to view on our Youtube channel.
Participants in the Big Read were also invited to take part in:
- The Litfest Big Book Share (for 11-15 year-olds), in which participants were encouraged to send us a creative interpretation of their favourite book #TheLitfestBigBookShare
- The Litfest Big Postcard Share (for 15+ year-olds), which encouraged participants to send in a postcard telling about their favourite book #TheLitfestBigPostcardShare