Litfest Player

Event Catch-Up and much more…

Welcome to the Litfest Video Player! Here you can access filmed events, as well as bonus online content. Enjoy!

Lancaster Environment Lecture 2023 — George Monbiot

In partnership with Lancaster University, environmentalist George Monbiot delivers this year’s Environment Lecture.
(Image by Ginny Koppenhol Photography)

2022 — Lancaster Environment Lecture

Revisit last year’s Environment Lecture, in which Dr Vandana Shiva discusses the local and the international, and calls for us to stand up for our common future.

The Litfest Big Read 2023 — Cynthia Murphy (Intro)

Cynthia Murphy introduces the Litfest Big Read 2023 title Last One to Die.

The Litfest Big Read 2023 — Frank Cottrell Boyce (Intro)

Join children’s author Frank Cottrell Boyce as he introduces the 2023 Litfest Big Read.

Litfest International Fiction Book Club

Short video introductions to our chosen book club texts by authors, translators and more.

The Litfest Big Read 2022 — Joseph Coelho 

Author and Children’s Laureate Joseph Coelho introduces the 2022 children’s Big Read.

The Litfest Big Read 2022 — Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi introduces the 2022 Litfest Big Read for ages 16+.

Sarah Hall in Conversation

As part of Litfest’s 2021 Autumn Weekend, Sarah reads from and discusses her novel Burntcoat.

Litfest Poetry Mosaic with Hannah Hodgson

A gala poetry event to celebrate National Poetry Day 2021, as part of Litfest’s Autumn Weekend.

‘Fiction as the News’ — Juan Gabriel Vásquez

The inaugural Lancaster International Fiction Lecture, part of Autumn Weekend 2021.

Autumn Weekend 2021 — Karen Lloyd

Join Litfest and Karen Lloyd as they discuss Karen’s new book, Abundance – nature in recovery

Autumn Weekend 2021 — International Fiction Book Club

Festival edition of the book club, with Juan Gabriel Vásquez and his translator Anne McLean.

Polly Atkin and Kim Moore

Join Cumbrian poets Kim Moore and Polly Atkin at Litfest’s 2021 Autumn Weekend.

A C Grayling Democracy and The Good State: 5 Key Questions About Democracy

A short video series from author and philosopher A C Grayling.

How We Live Now — Short Film Series

Filmed in 2020, this series takes a look at the lives of members of our local community during a turbulent year. Directed and produced by Kyle McKenzie.

Litfest 2021 Events

In 2021, Litfest took its entire festival online due to Covid-19 restrictions. You can view all the events that took place during this festival using the link below.