Lancashire's literature festival, publisher and development agency


About Litfest

Mikael Oberg

What is Litfest?
Litfest is a volunteer board-run organisation that develops writers, engages readers and audiences, and celebrates literary excellence. We do this through our annual literature festival which has been staged since 1978 and a range of other events and projects that have positioned the organisation at the heart of Lancashire’s cultural and creative activity.

We are currently programming our 40th festival in March 2019. If you would like to be involved or you wish to share your memories of Litfest over the past 40 years please contact Natalie at

Our board is currently comprised of seven members: Jacqueline Greaves (Chair), Natalie Sorrell Charlesworth, Julie Bell, Nina Bleasdale, Jake Hope, Bill Swainson and John Chell.

To find out what’s coming up next in our exciting programme, click on Festivals and Events.