About Us

The Marlborough Book Festival is run by the Marlborough Readers & Writers Charitable Trust. Trustees are Sophie Preece, Sonia O'Regan and Karen Walshe.

Photo: Sophie Preece, Karen Walshe & Sonia O'Regan

The festivals are organised by a committee of seven volunteers. Six are below, plus Claudia Small. We are also assisted by a number of other volunteers who kindly help out over the festival weekend.

Sharon Hill, Sonia O'Regan, Kat Pickford, Lorraine Carryer, Charlotte Patterson and Sophie Preece (plus Claudia Small). Photo: Jim Tannock

We are book lovers who felt it was time Marlborough had a writers' festival of its own, and set about making that happen. We were encouraged from the beginning by the enthusiasm people had for the idea, and held the inaugural event in July 2014. 

We’ve been blown away by the wonderful support from our sponsors and supporters. These Marlborough businesses who love reading as much as we do have enabled this festival and given it a special Marborough flavour.

You can touch base with the Trust by heading to contact us.

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