Latest LitFest News

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3 days ago

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Our fabulous 2019 programme has rolled off the press and will soon be on its way to a library, bookshop or cafe near you. Indeed rumour has it that one or two escapees may already be in circulation. We’d love to know where you pick up yours - when you do. ... See MoreSee Less

Our fabulous 2019 programme has rolled off the press and will soon be on its way to a library, bookshop or cafe near you. Indeed rumour has it that one or two escapees may already be in circulation. We’d love to know where you pick up yours - when you do.

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What date are you there , Liz ?

2 weeks ago

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Doesn't this look fab? Waterstones Truro - this year's festival bookseller ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

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Today we spent the afternoon on the farm. The kids mostly played and helped Soul Farm with small jobs so I was able to make some progress on writing poetry for my slot at Penzance Litfest in July. This was exactly what my mental and spiritual health has been crying out for. Yet I came away feeling guilty that I hadn’t been present with the kids, that I’d spent those hours there in body but really somewhere else. What is that? Why do I feel like I need to justify doing something that is for me and for others who aren’t my family? I know that everyone around me benefits from the calm that comes from my spending time in creative practice. Still I need to grant myself permission to do it in the first place. I wonder if it’s a way of talking myself out of doing the scary thing of creating and putting something out there. Do you struggle with any of this too? ... See MoreSee Less

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Looking forward to welcoming Adele Jarrett-Kerr

2 weeks ago

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Good Morning! Happy Saturday!

We wish to thank Sally Crabtree for coming to Hilton Sharjah and teaching us how to make an edible poetry!

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Looking forward to welcoming Sally Crabtree - enjoy a drink and catch Sally 'in residence' in the Acorn Bar, either in person at various times during the Festival, or via her display stand

3 weeks ago

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We are the only library in Cornwall open on Sundays!!
From today we will be open every Sunday from 10:00am to 3:00pm.
Come in and use us. We are looking forward to seeing you.
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4 weeks ago

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Well we are limbering up for the Litfest and thought the writers amongst you might like to do some limbering up as well. This is what the library says:

we are holding a short story competition in association with Lafrowda, to link in with the 2019 Lafrowda Festival theme "Off the Page".
By short, we really mean short, with a word limit of 200 words, and there are four age categories running from under 7's to adult ??? so no excuses not to have a go!
There is just a month to go, deadline is the 24th May 2019, still plenty of time to enter. For more information see www.friendsofstjustlibrary.org/news/story-competition-2019/
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Well we are limbering up for the Litfest and thought the writers amongst you might like to do some limbering up as well.  This is what the library says:

we are holding a short story competition in association with Lafrowda, to link in with the 2019 Lafrowda Festival theme Off the Page. 
By short, we really mean short, with a word limit of 200 words, and there are four age categories running from under 7s to adult ??? so no excuses not to have a go!
There is just a month to go, deadline is the 24th May 2019, still plenty of time to enter. For more information see http://www.friendsofstjustlibrary.org/news/story-competition-2019/

1 month ago

Penzance Litfest

We’ve launched a new sponsorship scheme for local businesses, with packages starting at just £50. Please share with anyone you think could be interested in supporting us in this special anniversary year. ... See MoreSee Less

We’ve launched a new sponsorship scheme for local businesses, with packages starting at just £50. Please share with anyone you think could be interested in supporting us in this special anniversary year.Image attachment

2 months ago

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A bit of a way to go to see our Mr Hannigan.... ... See MoreSee Less

A bit of a way to go to see our Mr Hannigan....

Press coverage

We’ve had some lovely coverage in the press for our events. Here are a couple of stories from 2017.

Cornwall Live, July 2nd, 2017

Here’s why the literary world owes much to Cornwall for inspiring the genius of the Brontë sisters

Falmouth Packet, June 9th, 2017

Falmouth writers at Penzance Litfest