The bi-annual Literature Festivals bring to King's Lynn hand-picked writers of fiction and poetry; some well known, others less so but all are brilliant authors well worth your attention.

All events take place at the stunning venue of the Town Hall, on the Saturday Market Place, in the heart of historic King's Lynn. Visitors can come to some or all the sessions; entry is £8.50 for each event, or £37.50 for an all-events weekend pass.

You'll need to be seated by the listed start time, so be sure to get to the venue well in advance.
The sessions last around 110 minutes, in two halves, and comprise readings, interviews and discussion. There's a bookstall creaking under the weight of the latest titles for you to buy and have signed by the authors. Tea and coffee are on offer, as well as a busy bar. There's a raffle over the course of the weekend, with the draw at the end of the Sunday session. The unique prize is a splendid book in which the writers have all contributed, by hand, a short paragraph or two.

You are welcome to join the writers, organisers and other festival-goers for lunch on Saturday and Sunday. Full details are given at the morning events, expect a price of £12.

There's plenty to see in King's Lynn between events, and if you need accommodation, our friends as Stuart House Hotel offer a 15% discount - just mention the festival at the time of booking:

Please consider joining our £5-a-month supporters club. You'll be included in a monthly raffle (prizes of books and cash) and can obtain a festival weekend pass at half price, for one festival a year. Funds generated are used exclusively to help finance our festivals. Please contact us for details - thank you. Click here to email.


King's Lynn International Poetry Festival

22-24 September 2017

Pascale Petit - George Szirtes

Penelope Shuttle - Martin Figura

Elisabeth Sennitt Clough - Michelle Cahill

Robert Crawford - Adnan Al-Sayegh

Roger Garfitt - Sarah Day

Jean Boase-Beier - Rosie Jackson

Full details of the weekend's events will follow.