Literature Festivals

King’s Lynn

KING'S LYNN

LITERATURE

FESTIVALS

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Matthew Sweeney

Pascale Petit

George Szirtes

Tom Paulin

Kit Wright

Víctor Rodríguez-Núñez

Tiffany Atkinson

Mary Noonan

Manuel Forcano

Hugo Williams

Rennie Parker

    at the Town Hall, Saturday Market Place, 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 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 - this year we're celebrating thirty years of bringing brilliant poetry to King's lynn.

Pictured, from Fiction Festival 2014, left to right:
NE David, Rachel Hore, Christopher Bigsby, Monisha Rajesh, Lawrence Norfolk, Tony Ellis. DJ Taylor with Aminatta Forna. Hayley Webster, Chris West, Monisha Rajesh, NE David.

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.

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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."

 
60 Poems for 60 Years: A Free Poetry Download for National Poetry Day 2012



Includes poems from Roger McGough, Wendy Cope, Simon Armitage, David Harsent, Carol Ann Duffy and many more.


Downloading is easy: just a few clicks and they're yours to enjoy for free. Full instructions of how to download are here.

 
 
 
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