There’s  the Wise Words festival in Canterbury and Rochester Lit Fest. I don’t quite know what to expect from Canterbury but a map which looks like the plan of an imaginary land in a fantasy novel  is intriguing including teepees , slams in the high street which will please the shoppers and some well known poets reading including the ‘Olympic’ poet laureate. http://wisewordsfestival.co.uk/

And then in the evening,  Bethany Pope’ s new collection A Radiance is launched in Rochester on Saturday and on Sunday at the Save As meet .  So no excuses. http://rochesterlitfest.com/2012/08/16/a-radiance-in-rochester-and-canterbury/