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Literary events coming up in Penzance

Literary events coming up in Penzance

Lots of good things are going on in Penzance over the next few weeks. We are lucky to …

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Penzance Litfest 2015 – Open for submissions

Penzance Litfest 2015 – Open for submissions

The Penzance Literary Festival 2015 invites submissions

The Penzance Literary Festival 2015 will run from Wednesday …

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PZ LITFEST 2015

WEDNESDAY 8th July – Saturday 11th July


Welcome all!

The Penzance Litfest 2015 will take place from Wednesday 8th – Saturday 11th July. We’re a little bit earlier this year, and a little bit shorter, but the programme is already promising to be excellent.

We have a new team in place, and we have to thank our founding chair, Peter Levin, for his amazing work in making the Penzance Literary Festival the unique and individual event that we all know and love.

But we’re looking forward now, so watch this space for news and updates.

This year’s festival theme is ‘SPARKS’ – and we expect sparks to be flying all over Penzance.

“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.”

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. 2015 will be our sixth Festival.

The 2015 Festival will again have its hub at The Acorn Theatre in central Penzance. Other venues will be added over the next few weeks.