Celebrate the written & spoken word at the Literary Festival

Cowes, Isle of Wight

You can spend a whole weekend in October honouring the great literature that was inspired on the island.

Charles Dickens, Lewis Carroll, John Keats and – perhaps the island’s most famous poet – Lord Alfred Tennyson lived and spent time on the Isle of Wight. The Literary Festival honours this with a number of ‘Literatours’ across a three-day weekend of events.

Also on the programme are guest speakers from various literary circles, writing workshops, music performances and poetry recital evenings where you can take to the stage to showcase your own work.

Many of the events take place at the magnificent Northwood House in Cowes, an early-Victorian house surrounded by parkland, which adds a real air of style to proceedings.

Families are more than welcomed at the festival, with a number of readings and speakers aimed at children, and at workshops they can learn about anything from fairies to comic books.

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