Our theme for the 2015 Penzance Literary Festival

July 8–11, 2015

From a spark to a flame…

The Penzance Litfest 2015 will take place from Wednesday 8th to Saturday 11th July. We’re a little bit earlier and the programme is a little bit more compact than in previous years, but rest assured there is a huge amount to look forward to.

This year’s festival theme is SPARKS – and with a packed programme of author talks, writers’ workshops, music, children’s events and much, much more, we confidently expect sparks to be flying all over Penzance in July.

And this is the place to come to spark your imagination as you embark on your Litfest journey.

“From a little spark may burst a flame.” Dante

Or, in the words of the late Robin Williams: “You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.”


More than 50 must-attend sessions

Confirmed authors

We have a packed programme of authors and writers for the 2015 Penzance Literary Festival and all have a great story to tell. Our schedule is published and tickets are on sale!

We are pleased to confirm the following headline authors (see all authors):


Just some of the exciting and varied events taking place at LitFest 2015 (see all events):


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We look forward to seeing you in July