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2013 Children’s Writing Competition Winners

Monday, September 9th, 2013

The results of the two children’s writing competitions are in! Well done to everyone who took part and congratulations to the winners, Liam Moore-Bethel and Eloise Martin. Their work and that of the runners-up are published here.

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ALCS renew Marlborough Literature Festival sponsorship

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

We are delighted to announce that the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society, ALCS, has kindly agreed to sponsor the Marlborough Literature Festival once again.

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Dr David Parker

Monday, July 15th, 2013

We were saddened to learn recently of the death of Dr David Parker back in February this year.

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2013 Children’s Writing Competition – Years 3-6

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

We’re looking for young writers (school years 3-6) to write a limerick. The prize is to have your writing displayed at the Marlborough LitFest plus tickets to Jeremy Strong’s talk at the LitFest and a £10 book token.

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2013 Children’s Writing Competition – Under 15s

Monday, June 17th, 2013

We’re looking for young authors to write a childhood memoir or short story of no more than 1,000 words. The prize is to have your writing published on this website, plus tickets to Jackie Kay’s talk at Marlborough LitFest and a £10 book token.

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LitFest on BBC Wiltshire

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Mavis Cheek recently appeared on BBC Wiltshire’s Mark O’Donnell radio show to talk about the LitFest and the fantastic line-up this year.

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Fay Weldon confirmed as the 2013 LitFest Golding Author

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

We are delighted to announce that Fay Weldon will give the Golding Lecture at this year’s Marlborough LitFest.

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Carol Ann Duffy to round off Marlborough LitFest 2013

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

We are delighted that Britain’s Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, will close the 2013 LitFest with readings from her work. She will be joined by John Sampson who will provide both musical interludes and collaborative performances, combining his atmospheric music with Carol Ann’s poems.

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Poetry on the Lake – 13th International Poetry Competition

Monday, March 25th, 2013

The 13th International Poetry Competition for the Silver Wyvern Awards is now open

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Chibundu Onuzo shortlisted for the 2012 Dylan Thomas Prize

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

21 year old Chibundu Onuzo is the youngest of five rising literary stars shortlisted for the 2012 University of Wales’ Dylan Thomas Prize, it was announced today.

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