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.
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: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org