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Isle of Wight Literary Festival

October 12, 2017 - October 15, 2017

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The Isle of Wight Literary Festival is back for another year in October 2017, with some great speakers lined up and some brilliant workshops to get involved in- save the date

In 2016 the Literary Festival achieved charitable status, adopted a new logo and commissioned a new website (www.isleofwightliteraryfestival.com).

One thing that hasn’t changed, however, is the aim to present an informative and inspiring programme of speakers, which is the hallmark of the Literary Festival. Programme Director, Anthea Parker, said: “We have been working hard to put together a varied and interesting programme for this year’s Literary Festival. We are delighted to have among our speakers Michael Portillo, Alan Johnson MP, Guardian theatre critic Michael Billington author of ‘The 101 Greatest Plays’,  Rosamund Lupton bestselling author of ‘Sister’ and ‘The Quality of Silence’  and Nicholas Jellicoe, grandson of Britain’s naval commander in 1916 Admiral Sir John Jellicoe,  talking about his book  ‘Jutland: The Unfinished Battle’.”

Victoria Orr-Ewing, President, said the Literary Festival was pleased to have been granted charitable status. She noted that the objects of the charity are to promote the arts for the public benefit, and in particular the art of literature, by the establishment and maintenance of an annual arts festival and to advance the education of the public by promoting and providing opportunities for the appreciation, understanding and enjoyment of literature.


The Literary Festival will take place from 12th to the 15th October 2017 and will again be based at Northwood House in Cowes.

Tak e a look at our new website to view our 2016 programme and check back again for updates on this year great event

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