Schools Programme

The Schools’ Programme was first introduced as part of the Isle of Wight Literary Festival’s Youth Programme in 2014. Its aim is to inspire thousands of Island children to read, write, listen and tell stories, by bringing authors, storytellers and performers into a wide range of Island schools over a two day period.

This year the Schools’ Programme will run on Thursday and Friday 10th-11th October 2019. 

For IWLF Schools’ Programme enquiries email

IWLF Story Festival 21-22 February 2020

In addition to the Schools Programme (during the Isle of Wight Literary Festival)  a new IWLF Story Festival will run on the 21st and 22nd February 2020 at Riverside Centre, Newport, Isle of Wight.

Designed for 4-18 year olds,  our aim is for children and families to have fun together creating stories and crafts, getting inspiration from authors, poets, actors and illustrators,  to imagine more amazing things to do.   Visit to find out more.

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