Literature Festivals

King’s Lynn





Details of the Fiction Festival are now on the Next Festival page

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 in a congenial 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.

These festivals have been running in an unbroken annual series since 1984.

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.


Praise indeed from New York-based Irish writer, Tom Phelan after his appearance at the 2012 Fiction Festival:

"Comparisons are supposed to be odious, but I can't help but compare the King's Lynn Fiction Festival to others I have attended. It's such a delight, such an encouraging stage for the writers.

And all the people associated with putting it together are so supportive of the participants. For me, such a festival is like crawling out of a lonely corner to enjoy the sunshine, to be sprinkled with nutrients."

The King's Lynn Community Cinema Club is an independent, not-for-profit, organisation set up to cater for film enthusiasts in the West Norfolk area. It aims to show a varied programme of films which reflect the tastes and interests of our members. Click the logo to visit the Cinema Club's website.

Jill DawsonRachel HoreDJ Taylor Michael HolroydLynn Shepherd
LaShonda Katrice Barnett
Romesh Gunesekera • Ann Thwaite
Louise DoughtyTeresa Waugh

at the Town Hall, Saturday Market Place, King's Lynn

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A date for your diary:
The King's Lynn
Poetry Festival will be over the weekend of 25-27 September, 2015.

The festival will be host to Elaine Feinstein, Tim Liardet, Jennifer Militello, Martha Kapos, John Fuller and Australian poet, Les Murray, among others.