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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Answers to 2012 LitFest Quiz

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

The 2012 LitFest Quiz has proved as much of a brain teaser as in previous years. For those who have been waiting impatiently for the answers…

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Marlborough’s third literary festival finishes with poetic flourish

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

The third Marlborough LitFest ended on a dramatic high at the weekend with acclaimed poet Simon Armitage captivating a sell-out crowd of students and visitors alike with his unique blend of dry wit and lyrical delivery in the Memorial Hall, Marlborough College.

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Additional Tickets Available for Libanus Press

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Marlborough Literary Festival is very pleased to announce that Libanus Press have kindly agreed to run a third tour of their studio as the first two tours have sold out. The new tour will be on Saturday 29th September at 11am.

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