Although Litfest 2020 had to be cancelled due to Covid-19, we have taken some of the events online and invented completely new ones, creating opportunities for everyone to share their creativity!

Out now, ‘Walking Solo’! The first of our summer projects, ‘Walking Solo’ offers two free podcasts by local writers Jenn Ashworth and Polly Atkin, and the three best podcasts (in the opinion of our three judges) submitted over the summer by members of the public. To download the podcasts, read the texts and explore Jenn and Polly’s ‘Tips and Advice’ to create your own podcast click here!

The second project in our summer series is a selection of video activities for children by award-winning Syrian illustrator Nadine Kadaan.  You can find the videos here.

The third project is an international poetry podcast called A New Divan, presented by local poet and broadcaster, Paul Farley.

These three ‘Summer Projects’ are supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

You are also welcome to join our International Fiction Book Club, which meets regularly via Zoom.  More details can be found here.

We have more digital activities planned for the coming months — these will be announced with further details in due course.

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