Red Funnel Isle of Wight Literary Festival

2021 Festival planning is underway!

We’ve set the dates 8th to 10th October so put them in your diary!

We are planning another varied and enticing programme, combining a live event with digital viewing if travel and socialising is challenging in five months time. Sign up for our newsletter for more details as the festival takes shape.

Last October over 1,300 people from 39 countries joined in online. Their generous  donations along with those of our sponsors and benefactors allowed us to offer the digital festival free to view. to help with costs.

Many many thanks to the great speakers who agreed to take part “virtually”.  If you missed the weekend’s events you can catch up in your own time by clicking here.

For a good read, and to buy the books authors talked  about visit  Blackwell’s Festival Bookshop  It’s a fantastic resource providing not only the book featured but our author’s previous works.

To download a PDF programme to read off line click this link IWLF-Digital-Programme.

The award-winning team that brings Cowes Week its very own radio station, and our festival radio have been extremely busy preparing this year’s digital festival.

You can watch selected video interviews from 2019  on YouTube by clicking here  Hear from Robin Hanbury-Tenison, Andrew Roberts, Jo Brand, Dan Snow and more.

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