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First Authors Named for Marlborough LitFest 2016

Monday, April 4th, 2016

After record attendance figures in 2015, the first confirmed authors for Marlborough LitFest 2016 have been announced, including one of Britain’s best­loved authors, Michael Morpurgo, author and historian Tom Holland and bestselling international crime writer, Peter James. Other authors include Sally Nicholls, Jessie Burton, Ben Rawlence, Harry Parker and Guy Burgess biographer, Andrew Lownie.

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Why we believe in paying our authors

Friday, January 15th, 2016

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

Monday, September 28th, 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

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

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 […]

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2015 U15s Writing Competition Winner

Sunday, September 13th, 2015

Thank you to all those who took part. The winner is Deya Shergill from Godolphin School with a wonderful ghost story.

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2015 8-11 Year Olds’ Poetry Competition Winners

Sunday, September 13th, 2015

Winner: Duncan the Dinosaur by Emily Hatch
Highly Commended
Dragonfly by Mia Rivers
Leopard by Noah Kinderman
Elephant. Elephant by Grace Garner

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2015 Under 8’s Illustration Competition Winners

Sunday, September 13th, 2015

Winner: Reuben Waite
Runners-up: Tabitha Reed and Amelie Tilbury

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2015 Golding Speaker Announced for Marlborough LitFest

Sunday, July 5th, 2015

Salley Vickers will be headlining the first night of Marlborough LitFest 2015 as this year’s Golding Speaker. The LitFest hosts an annual Golding Speaker to highlight Marlborough’s long connection with the Nobel Laureate and Booker Prize winner, William Golding, at an event sponsored by the William Golding estate. Past Golding Speakers have included Louis de Bernières, Fay Weldon and Harold Jacobson.

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Competitions for under 8s and 8-11 year olds

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

Illustration and Writing Competitions Ian Whybrow is coming to talk at this year’s Marlborough Literature Festival. Win two tickets to come and see him on Saturday 3rd October – the winners will also be presented with a book token.           Under 8 year olds: Ian Whybrow is well known for his […]

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Press Release May 2015

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Confirmed authors announced for the 2015 Marlborough LitFest include Alexander McCall Smith, Andrew O’Hagan, Adam Thorpe, John Crace and Jasper Fforde – joining award-winning novelist and poet Helen Dunmore, historical biographer and novelist Alison Weir and the broadcaster, arts critic, novelist and human rights journalist, Bidisha amongst others.

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