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Litfest storytelling: The Invisibility Hat - Dominic Kelly

Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 15:00 to 16:00 at Storey Auditorium, Lancaster, LA1 1TH

Litfest Springfest: Paul Evans 7pm, Jackie Morris 8.15pm

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 19:00 at Waterstones, King Street, Lancaster LA1 1JN

Litfest Springfest: Kathleen Jamie 7pm, Jim Crumley 8.15pm

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 19:00 at Friends Meeting House, Lancaster LA1 1TX

Litfest: Debs Newbold `Lost in Blue`

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 19:00 at The Storey, Lancaster LA1 1TH

LitFest 2018 Programme - Wizards at the Castle and a Bedroom in Arles

9/2/18: Lancaster Litfest has published its exciting new programme of events for LitFest 2018. Running through March with a storytelling warm-up on 19 Feb, they bring you novelists, poets, short story writers, spoken word artists, illustrators, nature writers, vloggers, podcasters and storytellers

The Devil's Violin: Stolen

Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 19:30 at Storey Centre, Lancaster LA1 1THL

Dreaming the Night Field

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 19:30 at The Storey Auditorium, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster LA1 1TH

Litfest: Beyond The Water's Edge: Poetry From Our World

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 19:30 at The Dukes, Lancaster, LA1 1QE

April Poets: Writing Workshop with David Tait

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 16:00 to 18:00 at Friends Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster LA1 1TH

April Poets Readings: David Tait, Carola Luther and Jennifer Copley

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 19:30 at The Auditorium, Storey Institute, Meeting House Lane LA1 1TH

Lancaster Litfest 2017 makes March bigger on the inside

21/2/17: Lancaster LitFest 2017 celebrates its 38th year throughout March with a fabulously varied programme of events celebrating writers and writing - and you can download the programme here. The first weekend (March 4 + 5)starts off bigger on the inside with a fantastic Doctor Who-flavoured event (cosp

Spotlight Club Celebrates 20th Anniversary Tonight - And Renewed Arts Council Funding

11/12/15: Steeve the Poet at Spotlight back in 2008. Photo: John FreemanIt’s Open Mic night at tonight’s 20th Anniversary Spotlight Club at The Storey, which has just received the great news that it has successfully been granted two years funding from Arts Council England.

Lancaster's Spotlight writers group Arts Council funding axed

30/7/15: Flashback: James Wood on stage at a Spotlight event at the Yorkshire House in March 2005 The team behind Lancaster's popular writing and performance group, Spotlight, have been left reeling by Arts Council England's decision to withdraw funding, instead apparently choosing to focus backing for writers in the North West only on projects in Liverpool and Manchester.

Literary creatives spread the word at Litfest 2014 this week

13/10/14: Thursday's session 'The Book of Gaza' features the work of Nayrouz Qarmout and Mona Abu SharekhLitfest 2014 is almost upon us - it runs from this Thursday 16th until next Monday 20th October - and Lancaster is getting ready to welcome writers, poets and performers to this prestigious literary festival, now in its 36th year!

Let me tell you a Castle Park story...

23/2/13: Castle Park Stories, a new exhbition involving over 30 local residents, uncovering two thousand years of stories from Castle to Quayside, has just opened at The Storey in Lancaster.

Lancaster Arts City preps for launch

27/9/12: Chameleon Company who will bring Push to Lancaster Market Square on Friday 5th October. Photo: Brian Slater Lancaster Arts City will be launched next Friday (5th October) with the first in a series of special monthly events showcasing the variety of cultural activities on offer across the district.

Discovering witches: Litfest book launch this month

5/6/12: Multi-talented poet, prose-writer and literary critic Blake Morrison launches a collection of poems new and old published by Lancaster's Litfest this month. A Discoverie of Witches contains poems that give voice to the participants and victims of the Lancashire Witch Trials of 1612 alongside works influenced by the dark Pennine landscape of Blake's childhood.

Myths to come to life at local book signing

31/10/11: Waterstones King Street in Lancaster is supporting local talent this week, with a signing with Gareth Thompson, Kendal-based author of picture book The Sea Swallow. The event takes place on Saturday 5th November from 11.00a. Gareth Thompson worked in London as a music journalist before he returned to the North and caught the storytelling bug.

Take a poetic walk around Lancaster

17/10/11: Lancaster Visitor Information Centre is inviting you to take a poetic walk around Lancaster with Litfest's Walking in Circles. Walking in Circles is a collection of three poetic walking tours which explore the history and people of the city.

LitFest 2011 line-up announced, Jon Ronson to headline

8/9/11: Get ready for Litfest11 - the best ten days of the year!