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 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.


A tweet from Jill Dawson, after her appearance at the King's Lynn Fiction Festival, 2015:

Some literature festivals really feel special because you know the organisers are the real thing: simply book lovers @LynnLitFests

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A date for your diary:
The King's Lynn
Fiction Festival will be over the weekend of 11-13 March 2016.

Names will be added here nearer the time.

Done and dusted:
The King's Lynn
Poetry Festival

25-27 September, 2015

Full details on the Previously page

Christopher Reid, Tim Liardet, from the US Jennifer Militello, Martha Kapos, John Fuller,Australian poet Les Murray, from Poland Wioletta Greg, Anthony Thwaite, Kit Wright, Kevin Crossley-Holland, Róisín Tierney

The King's Lynn Fiction Festival will be over the weekend of 11-13 March 2016. Names will be added here along the way, but you can start reading up on: Simon Mawer, Sophie Hannah, DJ Taylor, Jonathan Smith, Patricia Duncker, James Wilson, Daisy Waugh.

Photos courtesy Arc Publications: Wioletta Greg, Kevin Crossley-Holland,
Róisín Tierney, Christopher Reid. More pictures on the "Previously" page.