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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Children’s Competitions

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

To celebrate our children’s events this year we have two exciting competitions to win tickets to see Judith Kerr on the 29th September at the Theatre on the Hill, St John’s School.
The competitions are inspired by one of Judith’s best known books The Tiger Who Came to Tea in which Sophie and her mummy are surprised by an unexpected guest;

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Ginny Baily

Ginny Baily wins McKitterick Prize

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

The winner of The McKitterick Prize 2012 is Ginny Baily with Africa Junction. She has won various prizes for her poetry and short stories and is co-founder and co-editor of Riptide, a journal that champions the short story. Ginny has long worked on the Africa Research Bulletin. Philip Hensher, associate professor of creative writing at […]

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2012 tickets on sale now!

Monday, July 9th, 2012

Call: 01249 701628 Mon-Fri. 10.00-19.00, Sat. 10.00-16.00. Tickets (and festival programme) also available from: The White Horse Bookshop, 136 High Street, Marlborough Howard Jacobson, Man Booker winner 2010. Iain Banks, author of modern gothic classic The Wasp Factory and sci-fi The Culture series. Michael Frayn, playwright and author, famous for Noises Off and Spies. Simon […]

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