Bridport Literary Festival

The fourteenth Bridport Literary Festival – for those who read books and love literature – runs from Sunday 4th–Sunday 11th November 2018.

BridLit has expanded greatly over the years and the programme for 2018 is more intriguing and illuminating than ever before. An eclectic mix of writers on a variety of subjects promises to engage and entertain audiences of all tastes.

This year’s festival opens with the Bookshop Band at Sladers Yard – a feast of music and ideas, followed by the recently revised Pevsner book on DORSET with an illustrated talk by Michael Hill.

The week is packed with fiction and non fiction with writers sharing their thoughts about writing and looking forward to feedback.

The eight days of literary highlights ends with a conversation between the award winning military historian Sir Antony Beevor and General Sir Barney White-Spunner about ARNHEM – a perfect subject for Remembrance Sunday.

Plus there will be children’s entertainment with a literary flavour and Little Toller Books – Bridport’s much cherished local publishing company – have curated a series of talks on nature writing at the newly restored Literary and Scientific Institute.

The Tithe Barn at Symondsbury is this year’s venue for the George Millar Literary Dinner with Jonathan Powell, whose view of the political landscape is more optimistic than pessimistic.

All the details can be found at

And don’t miss the BridLit Fringe which takes place at venues all around the town between 12th–16th November.



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