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Isle of Wight Literary Festival, 2023

5 October 2023 - 8 October 2023

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The Isle of Wight Literary Festival is a major literary event in the south of England, that draws leading writers and thinkers from around the UK.

This year, Maureen Lipman, Phil McNulty, Sheila Hancock, Martin Sixsmith, Malcolm Sinclair and Lydia Leonard will be amongst the speakers at the festival. You can find the full list here.

Isle of Wight Literary Festival 2023 Programme

The full festival programme can be found here. You can also purchase tickets via the link

Where is the Isle of Wight Literary Festival 2023

The festival is held in Northwood House, Cowes, Isle of Wight.

When is the Isle of Wight Literary Festival?

The festival will be from 5 to 8 October, 2023

Things To Do on the Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight has a wonderful history with Carisbroke Castle, where King Charles I was locked up prior to his execution, and Queen Victoria’s beloved Osborne House both run by English Heritage and open to the public.

Read more about what you can do on the island in Isle of Wight Holidays: Walks, Pubs and Victoria.

Isle of Wight Accommodation

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Isle of Wight Festival Season

The festival is just one of many festivals on the island. Other festivals include: Isle of Wight Walking Festival, the Isle of Wight Festival, Ventnor Fringe and Cowes Week.

More information on the Festival, 2023

To discover all the great things that you can get up to on this amazing and underrated island, visit the official website.

Further Things to do on the Isle of Wight

For more information on things to do on the Isle of Wight, try the Visit Isle of Wight website.


5 October 2023
8 October 2023


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Mark Bibby Jackson

Mark Bibby Jackson

Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.

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