Isle of Wight Literary Festival


Tickets for the 2023 Isle of Wight Literary Festival are now on sale. We have an exciting line-up of speakers talking on a variety of topics and sharing personal stories. New this year is the LitFeast, which features cooking demonstrations, cookery writers and a wine tasting. The grand finale of the Festival is a joyous evening of poetry, jazz, song and humour with Maureen Lipman, Jeremy Robson, Norma Winstone and a group of outstanding jazz musicians. To view the programme and book your tickets click here.

Royal Yacht Squadron Tours

Join Royal Yacht Squadron Honorary Historian Commodore David Hughes for a tour of this historic building and discover its incredible artefacts. To book a tour on Saturday click here and hereFor the Sunday tour, click here.

Isle of Wight Book Awards 2023

We’re pleased to be associated with the Isle of Wight Book Awards, which is in its second year. There are three categories with the awards’ founder Hunter Davies once again judging the non-fiction books; Alan Titchmarsh, the Festival’s Vice Patron, resuming his role overseeing the children’s books; and this year they are joined by fiction judge Georgina Moore, who is a publicist for some of the biggest names in literature and whose debut novel, The Garnett Girls, is based on the island. Georgina is one of the speakers at this year’s Festival.

To find out more about the awards, click on the logo of the Isle of Wight Book Awards.

Steve Ancsell and the award-winning team AirwavesTV that produces Cowes Week provided coverage for the 2022 Festival.   Steve and team, who have produced our two digital festivals, carried out interviews with speakers and others involved in the festival set up and recorded several speakers.

You can watch interviews  and digital sessions from previous years on the Isle of Wight Literary Festival You Tube channel.

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