Send us your content for Year of Literary Heroes 2017

2017 is VisitEngland's Year of Literary Heroes. Send us your literary "claims to fame" for possible inclusion in our media activity for next year.

What do I get?

  • Your product considered for promotion through VisitEngland's proactive press activity
  • Potential exposure of your product through VisitEngland’s social media channels
  • Free exposure of your product, business or destination to visitors

What is it?

Literary heroes2017 promises to be bumper year for book lovers everywhere with a host of English literary anniversaries to celebrate. That's why VisitEngland's theme for the year will be the “Year of Literary Heroes”. It is a great opportunity for you, the  businesses, attractions and destinations, to let us know of any literary holiday connections you have that we can promote in our press activity and across our channels to visitors and consumers.

Some of the key events on the horizon include:

  • 20th anniversary of the first publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
  • 50th anniversary of the death of Arthur Ransome, Suffolk/Lake District
  • 75th anniversary of Enid Blyton's Famous Five
  • 100th anniversary of poet, Edward Thomas's death, Hampshire
  • 125th anniversary of the first publication of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • 125th anniversary of the death of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Lincolnshire
  • 150th anniversary of the birth of Arnold Bennett, Stoke-on-Trent
  • 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen

Email our press team if your destination or attraction has any literary "claims to fame" that you would like to see included in the year’s activity and use our branding toolkit of logos and images to get involved in the campaign.

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Collage of English literary heroes: Harry Potter; Tennyson; Famous Five; Jane Austen; Arthur Ransome; Arnold Bennett; Edward Thomas; Sherlock Holmes

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