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Wednesday, July 16th – Sunday, July 20th

Spring is here!

The sun is shining, the sea is calm, the through trains to Paddington are back on track (including the Night Riviera sleeper service), and all is set fair for this year’s Penzance Litfest. We’ll soon be announcing the schedule: we’re just dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s.

Information about the sessions, the speakers, the strands, entertainments and how to buy tickets will appear on this website and in the Newsletter first. If you aren’t already signed up to receive the Newsletter, you can do so on this page. And do follow us on Twitter: there’s already some lovely banter going on between our speakers, and it will surely pick up as we go along. @penzancelitfest

The Penzance Literary Festival is a festival for everyone who enjoys words – the written word, the spoken word, the recited word and the sung word too. It aims to inspire everyone who attends with the joy of reading, writing and performing, and of watching, listening and discussing with other people. Its organizers are committed to providing a litfest that is  inclusive, local, affordable and distinctive.

We always have talks by prize-winning authors and by people with a deep knowledge of subjects special to West Cornwall. We have ’round table’ discussions, authors in conversation, and workshops on writing, self-publishing, poetry etc. Performance and entertainment feature prominently. 2014 will be our fifth Festival, and to go by our experience in past years a tremendous ‘buzz’ is guaranteed!

The 2014 Festival will again have its hub at The Acorn theatre in central Penzance. Our other main venues – the Morrab Library, Penlee Coach House, The Exchange gallery, The Union Hotel and the Lost and Found Cafe in Chapel Street, and The Edge of the World Bookshop – are all close by. Because many of the Festival’s venues are small, it’s easy for members of the audience to ask questions and contribute to discussions, making for a very informal and lively atmosphere. Festival-goers tell us they have learned a lot and thoroughly enjoyed themselves too. If you enjoy words, do come and join us!