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 2016's Poetry Festival the 32nd 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.

 

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

Praise indeed from James Wilson, after his appearance at the King's Lynn Fiction Festival, 2016:



Thanks to audience, fellow authors & everyone @LynnLitFests for wonderful weekend! Friendliest, most enjoyable festival I’ve been to.

 

The 2017 Poetry Festival will take place 22-24 September. Early days yet, but start reading up on Pascale Petit, Penelope Shuttle, John Greening.

Louis de Bernières

Yvvette Edwards

John Lucas

Carol Birch

Rachel Hore

D J Taylor

Robert Edric

Stephen Jarvis

Jemma Wayne