Manx Lit Fest 2018

Manx LitFest 2018
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The seventh Manx Litfest takes place 25th to 30th September 2018, bringing together readers, bestselling authors, renowned poets and brilliant illustrators from around the British Isles.

It’ll be a colourful celebration of the written word – six days of readings, Q&A panels, talks, library events, schools’ involvement, workshops and performance pieces.

Manx LitFest is proudly supported by the Isle of Man Arts Council. 

Programme of Events

Below are a list of Manx Litfest events at a glance. If you would like to find out more information about any of these events then please click the links or see the full programme on the Manx Litfest website

25/9: Introduction to Bibliotherapy @ Conrod’s

25/9: Manx Litfest Poetry Slam 2018 @ Noa Bakehouse

26/9: Spinning New Tales from Old - writing workshop with author Zoe Gilbert @ St Andrew’s Church, Andreas

26/9: Literary-inspired songwriting workshop – with The Bookshop Band @ St Andrew’s Church, Andreas

26/9: FOLK - Zoe Gilbert & The Bookshop Band @ St. Andrew’s Church, Andreas

27/9: The Book Fanatics' Quiz Night! @ Noa Bakehouse

Schools’ Day – series of visits by authors, poets and storytellers to primary schools, secondary schools and colleges around the Island

28/9: John Drawbridge: Medieval Knight in training - Philip Ardagh @ Castle Rushen

28/9: Influential Women, Powerful Words @ The Gaiety

28/9: Boy Meets Hamster - Q&A with author Birdie Milano @ The Alpine

28/9: Frankenstein @ The Gaiety Theatre

29/9: Writers' Day 2018 @ King William's College 9am-4pm – tickets £30, please email

29/9: The World of Norm - children's author Jonathan Meres @ St. John's School

29/9: The Devil, The Tsar & The 3 Dry Biscuits - Ben Haggarty @ King's Court Theatre

29/9: Storytelling Workshop - with Ben Haggarty @ King's Court Theatre

29/9: Poems To Live Your Life By - an evening with Chris Riddell @ Noa Bakehouse

29/9: Once Upon a Wild Wood - Manx Litfest Family Day! @ Garey Ny Cloie

30/9: The Story Behind the Songs - Louise Jordan @ Castletown Civic Centre

30/9: Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony - Chris Riddell @ Castletown Civic Centre

30/9: Moonbrella - with poet Thommie Gillow @ Peel Cathedral

30/9: Manx Litfest 2018 Short Story Slam @ Noa Bakehouse

How can you get involved? Whether you’re an avid reader, a parent or teacher looking to inspire children, a writer starting out on the path to being published, or an established author with some wisdom to share, Manx Litfest need your support to continue the success story. You can get in touch with them at

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The Department of Education, Sport and Culture
Rheynn Ynsee, Spoyrt as Cultoor
Isle of Man Government
Reiltys Ellan Vannin
Isle of man Government