Literary Festivals We are proud to be the official booksellers at these literary festivals: Sevenoaks Literary Festival In 2019 it starts with the Young Readers Festival on 21 September and then runs till Thursday 3 October. It hosts a variety of excellent authors and speakers. Chiddingstone Literary Festival Held in the grounds of Chiddingstone Castle. In 2019 it will be held over four days from Saturday 4 May to Tuesday 7 May. The final day is for local schools. Penshurst Festival A brand new festival of writing and music. It will run from Friday 4 to Sunday 6 October in a range venues around the village.