The Marlborough Sonnet Competition

Saturday, June 11th, 2016

Could you be the Bard of Marlborough? We’re asking you to ‘write back’ in verse to any of Shakespeare’s sonnets. There’s a prize of £100 for each of two categories – under 19s and adult.

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Media Coverage 2016

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Some exciting coverage of LitFest 2016 in the local press

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Marlborough’s 2016 Big Town Read Author Announced for World Book Night

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Back by popular demand, Marlborough LitFest in partnership with The Reading Agency and World Book Night (23 April) have unveiled their ‘Big Town Read’ author for 2016’s line-up – Elizabeth Buchan – for the 30 September-2 October festival. Following in the successful footsteps of previous LitFest Big Town Read authors Sathnam Sanghera, Jackie Kay and […]

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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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Feedback from LitFest 2015

Monday, February 1st, 2016

We are proud of the feedback we get from visitors to Marlborough LitFest. Year after year the audiences and the authors tell us that they love the festival. Of course we also want to know if we’ve got it wrong so that we can improve next time round. Feedback from 2015 Authors It is a very good festival and I […]

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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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Which event to choose? That ’tis the question.

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

We think we’ve outdone ourselves this year, we’re incredibly proud of the programme we’ve put together. So now it’s just a question of which event to book tickets to.

Just to help you out, here’s a pick of what’s on offer for LitFest 2015.

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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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