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MK Lit Fest

A festival of books, words, writers and ideas. Five days of everything literary, bookish or wordy.

Milton Keynes’ first ever Literature Festival brings a cornucopia of the finest contemporary writing to the city. Highlights of last year’s edition include a performance by Linton Kwesi Johnson, two events with Michael Rosen, an interview with MK-based Sunday Times Bestselling Author Carole Matthews, the words (and music) of Terence Blacker and a special edition of Scribal Gathering.

Whether your love of books leads you to a fascination with the psychology of dangerous characters, how families influence authors’ writing, literature in translation or overcoming second novel syndrome, the Festival has something for you. YA fiction and children’s events, book illustration, poets, a Q&A session for emerging writers, nuggets of local history, gaming and fantasy…. It’s all here.

Put your book down for a few days and join us!

All public events of MK Lit Fest take place at

The Holiday Inn, 500 Saxon Gate West, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 2HQ.