What is Litfest?

Litfest is a volunteer board-run organisation operating in Lancaster and the surrounding areas. Originally founded in 1978, we’re the UK’s third-oldest literary festival!

We put on a full festival programme every year, and we’re also involved in a whole host of other events and projects — you can join our mailing list to find out more.

We’ve been lucky to have lots of exciting authors, poets and illustrators involved with the festival over the years, and we can’t wait to continue that legacy in the future.

Litfest 2023 — image by Ginny Koppenhol Photography
  • The Board
    Our board is currently comprised of eleven members. You can find out more about us here.