• Venues at the Festival

    Northwood House, a Grade II* listed manor house set in 20 acres of parkland in the heart of Cowes, is the main venue for the festival.

Isle of Wight Literary Festival 2018

The 2018 Isle of Wight Literary Festival is Thursday 11th October to Sunday 14th October. The main venue for the Literary Festival is Northwood House, Cowes. To stay up to date on speaker announcements and ticket sales, click here to sign up to our newsletter.

Recapture or view last year’s event by clicking on the programme, gallery and youth zone gallery below. Interviews with the speakers, organisers and festival attendees can be heard on the Festival Radio.

Ensure the future of the Literary Festival by becoming a sponsor, benefactor or friend. You can also support the festival by volunteering. For more information click on the photos below.

The award-winning team that brings Cowes Week its very own radio station, Cowes Radio for more than 30 years, are once again broadcasting online at the Red Funnel Isle of Wight Literary Festival. Steve Ancsell, Cheryl Buggy, John Ellery and friends will be interviewing as many of the people that their microphones can reach, giving insights to the talks, topics and the books the visiting authors are so passionate about.

We’ll be featuring Isle of Wight authors, of which there are many represented, and dive into the wardrobe for the Narnia-themed Youth Zone. Plus some interviews with the evenings musical entertainment in the form of Gypsy Jazz on Friday night with the Gramophone Party led by the Isle of Wight’s JC Grimshaw, and Saturday evening’s Jazz singer Jacqui Hicks and trumpeter Martin Shaw join the Jim Thorn trio.

Listen in here online by clicking the play arrow button. And if you visited the event, do send us your views – or just a good old request for a mention – to; studio@877fm.uk.

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