Media Partners of  LitFest

Worcester News

Worcester Observer

BBC Hereford & Worcester

WhereCanWeGo Title Britain’s What’s On Event Guide

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Publishers of LitFest anthologies

Worcestershire Literary Festival Sponsors

Andrew Grant Estate Agents

Travel and Tourist Information For Worcester & Worcestershire

Click HERE for travel and tourist information for Worcester and Worcestershire

Spoken Word Events

SpeakEasy – the monthly spoken word event of LitFest. Second Thursday of every month at Paradiddles, Worcester. 7:30pm. Book your slot on Facebook: or email

42 Worcester – Gothic, Horror, Sci-fi and Fantasy spoken word event. Last Wednesday in every month at Drummonds, 7:30pm. Book your slot on Facebook: 42 Worcester Facebook Page or email Andrew Owens, MC.

Festivals & Conventions

Worcester Music Festival

Blues at the Fold – a one day blues festival at The Fold Bransford.

Worcestershire Arts Trail

The Worcester Festival

Worcester Beer Festival

Evesham Festival of Words

Poets & Performance Poets

Nina Lewis – Published poet, and LitFest Poet Laureate 2017/2018.

Sarah James – Award winning local published author and poet and author of “Into The Yell”, a friend of the Festival.

Jenny Hope – A local published poet, and a friend of the Festival.

Myfanwy Fox – Poet and friend of the Festival

Fergus McGonigal – LitFest Poet Laureate 2014, poet, friend of the Festival.

Maggie Doyle – WLF Poet Laureate Emeritus.

Tim Cranmore – LitFest Poet Laureate 2013, friend of the Festival and genius creator of recorders.

Charley Barnes, poet, writer, ace reviewer, and secretary of the festival.

Heather Wastie – LitFest Poet Laureate 2015, poet, friend of the Festival.

Sue Johnson – Poet, short story writer, novelist and workshop leader

Polly Stretton – Poet, writer, workshop leader

Writers’ Circles , Poetry Stanzas & Other Groups

The Battle of Worcester Society

BoWS logo

Worcester Writers’ Circle

Malvern Writers’ Circle

Worcester & Droitwich Poetry Stanza

Worcestershire WWI Centenary


We Are Worcester 

Dark Tales
Horror and speculative fiction

Behind The Arras

Gumbo Press – Home Of “Word Gumbo”

Your Daily Flash

Music That Tells A Story

Hitchhiker – Sean Jeffrey & Anna Mason


Battle of Worcester Society ‘Protecting, preserving, and promoting Worcester’s World Heritage’

Worcester Live – the Box Office for LitFest – also responsible for the Swan Theatre, Huntingdon Hall, Shakespeare In The Commandery and Ghost Walks Of Worcester, run by Chris Jaeger

Writing West Midlands – the literature development agency for the West Midlands

Apples & Snakes – the performance poetry organisation

Not Just Sauce

Families Herefordshire & Worcestershire

Artists, Art Galleries & Visual Arts

Paul Powis & Sara Hayward

This is a dynamic list, so if you have a link you would like to include on here please email the details to LitFest

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