PZ LITFEST 2014
Wednesday, July 16th – Sunday, July 20th
Greetings to all our friends!
The weather here in Penzance has been horrendous: you may have seen pictures of floods in Newlyn and waves breaking over the roof of the Queen’s Hotel: we hope you’re keeping snug and warm. For our part, we’re looking forward to the summer and this year’s Litfest – which will be our fifth, incidentally. Planning is proceeding apace, and there’s very little room left in our programme now. If you are interested in taking part, don’t delay: please email us – info[@]pz-litfest.org.uk (without the square brackets) – and tell us who you are and what you would like to contribute: we might just be able to squeeze you in! For useful information, please take a look at our Notes for Contributors and (to see what we did last year) our 2013 – Printed programme.
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 previous 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 Lost and Found Cafe in Chapel Street, the Admiral Benbow 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!