Once upon a time in Lancaster Litfest


Book worms, poetry fans and authors to be, come out of the cold this autumn and come and enjoy the many literary talents which will descend on Lancaster this autumn to delight you with an eclectic and exciting selection of events.

Litfest itself will begin with a mystery launch event on 17th October organised by guest curator Emma Rucastle, coming to a close on 21st October.

If you like something a bit different, say poetry or performance, then come on along to see comic poet John Hegley or Litfest fave Dominic Kelly. Another highlight includes an archive film screening with an exclusive poetry soundtrack provided by Paul Mills.

Deborah Levy, author of novel Swimming Home which was long listed for the Man Booker Prize and featured on Radio 4’s Book at Bedtime, will be reading at a prose seminar event led by And Other Stories who pioneer and unusual method of employing readers in the publishing process.

This year, there is also much more of a focus on events for younger people and students with events such as the Live Story Walk set in the spellbinding location of Williamson Park. There are opportunities to meet authors or even take part in a Gothic discussion panel, specifically aimed at young adults with Dr Catherine Spooner

Events such as the All Day Poetry and Prose Events will be happing on campus at the LICA building where acclaimed poets and writers Robert Crawford, Geraldine Monk, Rodge Glass, Jo baker and Zoe Lambert will all be performing readings.

If you’re not around on campus, the streets of Lancaster town will also be alive with Literature and you may just find yourself stumbling across a literary flash mob organised by Cover and Litflash.

If you’re lucky enough to be under 26, there’s also the all in one festival style ticket for just £26 which allows entry into every event happening during Litfest

The majority of events will be taking place at The Dukes, The LICA Building or Lancaster Library. To book tickets, visit: www.dukes-lancaaster.org or call 01524 598500. To download a full copy of the festival brochure, visit www.litfest.org.

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