Marlborough LitFest

Marlborough Literature Festival

the best of writers and real writing

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Marlborough Literature Festival

30 September – 2 October 2016

We are committed to celebrating the best in writing. This year there was lots to interest everyone including history, biography, humour, poetry, politics, fantasy and prize­winning fiction.

We believe in paying our authors. 2016 will be our seventh year.  It is thanks to our sponsors and friends we have been able to pay authors a fee and their expenses from the very beginning.



jemma wayne and alex hourston

Why we believe in paying our authors

We’ve always paid our authors right from the beginning. We believe we should as we’re asking them to do a job and they may need to prepare and take time away from writing.

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Digital diaries

Page Turners – St John’s Sixth Formers’ Event at LitFest 2015

We are very pleased to announce Page Turners – an event organised by students at St John’s Marlborough which will take place in St Mary’s Church Hall at 1.30pm on Saturday 3rd October. Tickets are free to this event.

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St John’s School Digital Diaries

Together with digital content director Terence O’Connor we are promoting ‘great stories.’ These are natural conversation captured between the students of St John’s School Marlborough. The students present ten diaries where they discuss the stories they have read, are reading, or would like to read. Recorded on phones, edited on phones and Apple computers. We hope you enjoy the candid moments captured by the students.

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