As the nights draw in, Litfest’s 2023 Autumn Weekend bursts onto the scene, bringing a celebration of poetry and its ability to challenge and inspire; and an exploration of the very best of contemporary fiction and non-fiction.

The themes will include the experience of refuge and migration and will revisit the ongoing International Slave Trade project. Novelists James Clarke and Jo Baker will chat to Zoe Lambert about longing and belonging, M.W. Craven will discuss the craft of crime-writing, International Booker Prizewinner Georgi Gospodinov will explore how fiction can transcend language, whilst the International Fiction Book Club will take a look at themes of identity and nationality. Poetry-lovers will be delighted with an event hosted by Caroline Bird, a conversation between Polly Atkin and Kim Moore, and an introduction to four new ‘Poetry Pamphleteers’.


All the events are Free / Pay What You Can, and you can come along to one of the welcoming venues in Lancaster - The Storey and The Dukes – to watch live, or you can watch the livestream from your own sofa - whichever suits you best! 

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