The Spread the Word Literature Festival is a festival hosted by the Stephens and George Charitable Trust and is in its 5th year. The festival is held every year on World Book Day and each year the Festival is themed. This year the theme is Harry Potter.

Over 2000 children attend the event from schools across Merthyr Tydfil ranging from pre-school children to college students, and are inspired through Illustrators, poets, writers, rappers, script writers, and journalists.