News

Launch of the Big Town Read 2014

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Marlborough LitFest in partnership with The Reading Agency are giving away copies of Sathnam Sanghera’s first book, The Boy with the Topknot: A Memoir of Love, Secrets and Lies in Wolverhampton, as part of World Book Night on 23 April and to launch the LitFest’s ‘Big Town Read’ during its weekend festival in September 25-28.

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First Authors Named for Fifth Annual Marlborough LitFest 2014

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Marlborough LitFest is delighted to announce its first confirmed authors for this year’s festival, taking place 25-28 September, 2014, including Louis de Bernières, Jenny Uglow, AC Grayling, Nina Stibbe, and former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams. The programme is currently being put together with a diverse selection of speakers throughout the festival weekend, featuring children’s […]

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Latest LitFest newsletter

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Welcome to 2014 and a taste of the treats in store at our fifth LitFest

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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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