October events: Get lost in words at the Isle of Wight Literary Festival

Cowes, Isle of Wight

Visit the Isle of Wight between 10-13 October for the Isle of Wight Literary Festival, and you can help honour the great literature that was inspired by 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 welcome at the festival, with a number of readings and speakers aimed at children. 

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