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Thanks all you generous people

Thanks all you generous people

The Penzance Litfest Big Charity quiz raised £150.00 for the National Literacy Trust which has been sent off …

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Big thanks to the Penzance Folk Club

Big thanks to the Penzance Folk Club

Lots of people went to see Brian Peters, both at the Penzance Folk Club, and …

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PZ LITFEST 2014

WEDNESDAY 16th July – SUNDAY 20th July 


Thank you, Everyone!

Well, all the hard work seems to have paid off! Thank you for your many words of appreciation – and for your understanding on the (mercifully few!) occasions when we found we’d overstretched ourselves. We’re particularly grateful to our contributors, who were without exception brilliant, and to everyone who runs and looks after the venues that we used: The Acorn theatre, Penlee House Gallery and Museum, The Exchange gallery, the Morrab Library, Penzance Public Library, The Union Hotel, the Admiral Benbow and the Lost & Found Café. And we owe a huge debt of gratitude to our corps of volunteers: they were dependable, resourceful and smiling throughout. Without you there would be no Litfest. Thank you everyone!

The Litfest team is taking some time off now to relax and recover, but we’ll be getting together again in the Autumn to start planning for next year. So do keep in touch: subscribe to our Newsletter (use the link on this page), keep an eye on our Facebook page (we’re Penzance Litfest) and look out for us on Twitter (@PenzanceLitfest). We’d be very grateful for feedback: you can use any of these channels to tell us what went well this year and what didn’t, and to give us your ideas for Penzance Litfest 2015.

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!