2016 Events

2016prog_coverIn 2016, highlights of the Penzance Literary Festival included Rachel Joyce, Julie Myerson, Patrick Barkham and the Scilly Sergeant.

This archive page shows all the events that took place in 2016, many of them with photos. Click on the event titles to view more information.

All 2016 events


Publishing Day

Getting Published – the editor’s perspective with Sophie Buchan

How to Get Published: the agent’s perspective, with Juliet Pickering

Online Self-Promotion (That Won’t Make You Feel Slimy), with Laurie Garrison

The role of independents, with Karen Sullivan

The Unmumsy Mum, with Sarah Turner

Under Sea; Under Stone, with Penzance Local History Group

The Life of a Scilly Sergeant, Colin Taylor in conversation with Jak Stringer

Our World, with MCMC Spoken, Seth Hampshire and Tom Stockley

Underground Heroes, with Gray Lightfoot and Colin Stringer

The Crossing, with Andrew Miller

Readings from The Ivy House Diary: with Martin Banks and Livia Morant

Images from the Depths, with Robin Lenman

Rachel Joyce in conversation

Writing workshop with Jane Moss and Anne Taylor: dear Cornwall, dear homeland

Words on the wave

Open Mic Night, with Spokes

Dew Vardh, with Bert Biscoe and Pol Hodge

Incomplete Shakespeare, with John Crace and John Sutherland

Writing Workshop with Rachel Joyce: writing dialogue

The Swordfish and the Star, with Gavin Knight

The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh, with Kathryn Aalto

The Land and Seascape of Cornwall, with Sue Kittow, Rachel Lambert and Lisa Woollett

Dungeons and Dragons, with The John Daniel Players

Inspired by Insurrection: hero or villain? with Steph Haxton and M J Logue

Underground Overseas, with Des Hannigan

Pool under The Prom, with History Through the Looking Glass

In Her Wake, with Amanda Jennings

Writing Workshop with Patrick Barkham: nature in its own write

Hedluv + Passman’s Music Entertainment System

Going Underground with Telltales

Penwith’s Underworlds and Otherworlds, with Lucy Cooper and Adrian Rodda

Thinking with the Hands, with Andrew Lanyon

Coastlines: the story of our shore, with Patrick Barkham

Shackleton: the man and the myth, with Michael Smith

Writing Workshop with Angela Stoner: Dreaming Underground

God, Free Will and the NHS, with Raymond Tallis

The Coast is Clear, with Mike Sagar-Fenton

The Fish Ladder, with Katharine Norbury

West Country Noir with John Martin

Clay Phoenix: the life and writing of Jack Clemo, with Luke Thompson

Charles Williams: the Third Inkling, with Grevel Lindop

The Stopped Heart: Julie Myerson in conversation with Patrick Gale

Writing Workshop with Bridget Holding: how to eat an elephant

Reflections Of Cornwall In Words And Music: Haunting, Magical, Mystical

Mining Memory

The Bookshop Band in Concert

Writing Workshop with Katrina Naomi: writing ourselves

Wave Hub: a reading

Writing Workshop with Wyl Menmuir: scratching the surface

Drama Workshop with Gill McNeill: going underground dramatically


The Great Big Litfest Quiz

Guided Literary Tour of Penzance, with Anna McClary

Guided Literary Tour of Penzance, with Anna McClary

Trevilley Trio Concert

Unearthing the Past: the museum as muse

Litfest Last Night Party with Djazz Celtica