2016 Penzance Literary Festival

July 6–9, 2016

From a spark to a flame…

The Penzance Litfest 2015 ran from Wednesday 8th to Saturday 11th July. Over 50 must-attend sessions were held at a number of venues across Penzance.

The 2015 festival theme was SPARKS – and with a packed programme of author talks, writers’ workshops, music, children’s events and much, much more, we saw sparks flying all over Penzance!

2016 Penzance Literary Festival

The 2016 event will run from July 6-9. Sign up to our newsletter (at bottom of page) or see our updates on Twitter and Facebook.

Our 2015 events are still shown on the website, we’ve added photos where available, to give you a taste of what you can look forward to in 2016.

Thank you to everyone who visited us, to the volunteers who have helped out at every event (above and beyond their duty) and to the team who have made Penzance Literary Festival one of the UK’s favourites.


More than 50 must-attend sessions


We had a packed programme of authors and writers for the 2015 Penzance Literary Festival and all had a great story to tell.

Here is a selection of our headline authors (see all authors):


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


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We look forward to seeing you in 2016