Welcome to Litfest!


Litfest’s Autumn Weekend 2022 is here! 

We’re excited to be celebrating writers with local connections to the north-west in our annual mini festival, including brilliant writers and poets Clare Shaw, Sarah Thomas, Tim Dee, Jon Carter and Kim Moore.

We are also delighted to be welcoming Geetanjali Shree, winner of the 2022 Booker International Prize, who will give the annual Lancaster International Fiction Lecture, a joint venture with Lancaster University.

You can see all events here, flick through the programme below, or view as a PDF here.

As in the spring, almost all the events will be hybrid, that is live in person and live online, so that you can watch in person or at home as suits you best, and you can even catch up later.  For more about how to watch Litfest events, click here.

The Litfest 'Environment' Poetry Mosaic is now live!

Litfest is the third oldest literature festival in the country, and this year we celebrated our 43rd annual festival.

We run events, workshops and competitions all year round — why not sign up to our regular newsletter to find out more?

International Fiction Book Club

The Litfest International Fiction book club meets monthly via Zoom — all are welcome!

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Litfest is a registered charity, and we rely on the support of our audiences to keep us going.