Literature Festivals

King’s Lynn





Top row, left to right, Jill Dawson, Romesh Gunesekera, Lady Teresa Waugh, DJ Taylor, Christopher Bigsby. Bottom row, Rachel Hore, Lynn Shepherd, LaShonda Katrice Barnett, Louise Doughty, Ann Thwaite. Full details of the Fiction Festival can be found on the "Previously" 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.


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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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, Kevin Crossley-Holland, among others.