Literature Festivals

King’s Lynn

 
 
  

The King's Lynn Literature Festivals are held during a single weekend in March (Fiction) and September (Poetry) each year. Our guiding principle, initiated by King's Lynn's finest, Tony Ellis and co-founder, the late George MacBeth, is to present some of the best  contemporary writers of chapter and verse in a friendly and informal setting.

You will see writers of international repute alongside new, from all age ranges and from locations across the world. Meet the authors, hear them reading and buy their books. Tickets are £8.50 per session, or £37.50 for a weekend pass. Students are welcome at the concessionary price of £1 per event, or £5 for a weekend pass. Please see
Contacts & Tickets page for details.

These festivals have been running in an unbroken annual series since 1984, making 2017's Poetry Festival the 33rd in its illustrious history.

A write-up of 25 years of the Fiction Festival (2013) appeared in print in the Lynn News. Read all about it here, on its website.

For a recap and photographs of the previous festival, Fiction 2017, click here.

 
 
 
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Press information, press release and high resolution author photographs are available here.
 

Praise indeed from Pascale Petit, after launching her collection, Mama Amazonica, at our poetry festival in 2017:



Thank you for a magnificent festival, one of my favourites, as you can tell since I returned for my fourth book launch at King’s Lynn! The audience was hugely appreciative, which is so rewarding, and I signed loads of books. Everything was divine, from the bagpipes at the station, to the illustrious venue, heartwarming parties, and the kind hosts who took great care of me. I really appreciate the warmth of your welcome and how you ply us with super-tasty poetry, champagne and meals! 

 

We are eternally grateful for support from:

All done:
King's Lynn International Poetry Festival

22-24 September 2017



Pascale Petit - George Szirtes

Penelope Shuttle - Martin Figura

Adnan al-Sayegh with his translator Stephen Watts

Elisabeth Sennitt Clough - Michelle Cahill

Robert Crawford - Rosie Jackson

Roger Garfitt - Sarah Day

Jean Boase-Beier

Festival details here

Huge thanks to everyone who came along to the poetry festival in September. The poets did great work for an appreciative audience. Some photos of the weekend are on the Previously page. The next festival will be the Fiction Festival, 16-18 March 2018. We have an emailing list for a no-hassle newsletter with advance details of the events - simply email us here to be added.

For the Fiction Festival, you can start reading up on: Peter Benson