Due to the current Covid-19 situation, the remainder of Litfest 2020 has unfortunately been postponed.  To see our full statement from the board, or to obtain a ticket refund, please see our 2020 Festival Page.

Although we may not be able to hold a physical festival for some time, we have many exciting digital activities in the pipeline…

Out now, ‘Walking Solo’! The first of our summer projects, ‘Walking Solo’ is comprised of a pair of free podcasts by local writers Jenn Ashworth and Polly Atkin, we are also inviting members of the public to submit their own podcasts to the project. The best three submissions in the opinion of the judges will also be published on the Litfest website.  For more information, to download the podcasts, read the texts and explore Jenn and Polly’s ‘Tips and Advice’ to create your own podcast click here!

This project is 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 several more digital activities planned for the coming months, including illustration and poetry — these will be announced with further details in due course.

Why not sign up to our mailing list to be kept informed about our plans over the coming months?