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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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Piles of brochures on the bookshop counter

Roll up for your tickets – Box office open for business!

Friday, July 24th, 2015

The Box Office is now officially open for business, both at Pound Arts in Corsham and at our lovely independent bookshop in Marlborough High Street, The White Horse Bookshop.

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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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Catalogues and Cats

Sunday, July 5th, 2015

It’s a hub of excitement and fevered, knitted brows at LitFest HQ in Marlborough as the committee gets down to writing copy for the programme catalogue.

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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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May 2015 – The year is flying by…

Monday, May 18th, 2015

So the year is flying by and here on the LitFest Committee we have been elbow deep in books, wading our way through ideas for authors to approach for this year’s Festival in October. Although the hard work actually starts back in November when we bring together ideas of all the authors we’d love to […]

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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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