What is Litfest?

What is Litfest?

Litfest is a volunteer board-run organisation operating in Lancaster and the surrounding areas.  We put on a full festival programme every year, and we’re also involved in a whole host of other events and projects.

We’ve been lucky to have lots of exciting authors, poets and illustrators involved with the festival over the years, culminating in our brilliant 40th anniversary celebration festival in 2019.

The Board

Our board is currently comprised of nine members: Julie Bell (Chair), Natalie Sorrell Charlesworth, Jake Hope, Bill Swainson, Saul Argent, Olivia Egdell-Page, Megan Lounds, Janet Doherty and Emma Crighton.


If you have enquiries, feel free to get in touch via our Contact page.

Litfest would like to thank its regular funder Lancaster City Council.

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