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SCENE MAGAZINE

Graham Robson explores why Brighton Book Festival is not your average literary festival.

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VISIT BRIGHTON

In a special guest blog, Ruth explains how she got involved in Brighton Book Festival and what she's looking forward to over the weekend.

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BRIGHTON BOOK CLUB ON RADIO REVERB

Anna Burtt chats to Carolynn about the inspiration behind the festival, how the team came together, why Brighton Book Festival is a different kind of literary festival and the speakers she is super excited about.

LATEST NEWS

17th May 2022

Stephanie Prior recently caught up with Carolynn to discuss the progress of this new successful business as well as find out more about Afrori Book's up and coming events, which are not to be missed!

Brighton Soup - Brighton Book Festival

BRIGHTON SOUP

25th March 2022

Carolynn delivered the winning pitch on behalf of The Brighton Book Festival – a grassroots festival run and hosted by Afrori Books and The Feminist Bookshop, that will run for the people of Brighton and Hove from 24th- 26th June.

The festival intends to spotlight local writers from all backgrounds, with emerging and established writers, and deliver events accessible to all. The £929.81 in prize funds will enable more events and offer tickets to families who would not normally be able to attend...

Bookseller - Brighton Book Festival

BOOKSELLER

10th February 2022

Two independent bookshop owners are launching a book festival in Brighton this summer to amplify "a wide spectrum of voices" and connect readers with authors. 

 

The idea was conceived by Carolynn Bain of Afrori Books, the first Black-owned bookshop in Sussex, and Ruth Wainwright of The Feminist Bookshop. Both bookshops have fostered communities of socially engaged readers in their local area since they opened their doors in 2020 and 2019 respectively...

BookBrunch - Brighton Book Fesitval

BOOKBRUNCH

10th February 2022

The Brighton BookFestival has revealed it will take place from 24-26 June this year, aiming to 'celebrate and develop the literary and cultural wealth of the region, showcase the vibrant literary scene in Brighton and Hove and draw change-making writers from the UK and around the world'...