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The Storey, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1TH

Tel: 01524 621 66

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Poetry Bookcase

A literature development agency that organise Lancashire's annual literature festival. Established in 1978, the annual festival has been running every year since 1979, making it one of the oldest literature festivals in the UK.

Litfest develops writers, engages readers and audiences, and celebrates literary excellence. This is acheived through the festival and a range of other publishing, development and participatory projects that have positioned the organisation at the heart of Lancashire's cultural and creative activity.

Litfest takes place in The Storey on Thursday and Friday, and in The Sanctuary at Lancaster Library on Saturday and Sunday.

Current programme highlights include:

  • A Day of Poetry
  • Inspiring Stories
  • In Skriker’s Footsteps
  • The Lancaster Bookshop Trail
  • Spotlight Literacy Cabaret
  • Telling Tales – performance storytelling course
  • Annual Lancaster Literature Festival

Book Tickets

Opening Times

Litfest (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
Monday - Friday09:30 - 17:00*
Saturday - SundayClosed*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


Thursday, 7th October 2021 - Friday, 12th November 2021

Litfest Autumn Weekend 2021Litfest Lancaster Literature Festival Autumn Weekend 20217-12 October 2021 - Literature is for everyone! Come and join us at Litfest's Autumn Mini-Festival - it's online and free!
more info


  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018


Road Directions

Exit the M6 at J34 (Lancaster) head south on Caton Rd for Lancaster City Centre. At fork keep left onto Bulk Rd, then left onto A6 Thurnham street (Lancaster one way). At Penny Street turn right then keep left. At Waterstones bookshop turn left onto Meeting House Lane. The Storey is on your right. Parking available at Parksafe or Dallas Rd.

Public Transport Directions

Litfest is based in The Storey Creative Industries Centre, Lancaster, adjacent to Lancaster Castle just 2 mins walk from the Lancaster Railway station and 5 mins walk from Lancaster bus station.


Children & Infants

  • Baby Bottle and Food Warming Facilities Available

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre

Venue Facilities

  • WiFi available


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The Storey GalleryThe Storey, LancasterThe Storey Institute has been remodelled as a newly designed centre for the creative industries, Central to Lancaster's artistic, technical and scientific innovation for 130 years, it features art gallery, auditorium and guest exhibitions.

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