Literary Festival 2016: Wild!
Friday 18 - Sunday 20 November

This year's festival will look at writing inspired by our relationship with the landscape. The festival will be launched by mountaineering legend Doug Scott. Speakers appearing during the festival weekend include Eric Robson, Steve Matthews, Kim Moore, Robin Ashcroft, Tom Pickard, Josephine Dickinson, Juliet Barker, Catherine Anderson and Simon Yates. There will be an appearance from the Lakeland Dialect Society and writing workshops will be led by Nick Pemberton and Grevel Lindop.



Literary Festival 2016 - Wild!


Friday 18 November

10am - 1pm: Poetry writing workshop with Nick Pemberton. £6.00 (places limited, must be prebooked)

2pm - 5pm: Memoir writing workshop with Grevel Lindop. £6.00 (places limited, must be prebooked)

7pm for 7.30pm: Festival launched by Doug Scott who will be 'in conversation with' Robin Ashcroft. £6.00

Saturday 19 November

11am - 12 noon: Catherine Anderson talking about her memoirs of an explorer and Lost Himalayan Railways. £4.00

1.30pm - 2.30pm: Featuring the Wild! in the Cumbria magazine with editor John Manning. £4.00

3pm - 4pm: A wild! performance by the Lakeland Dialect Society. £4.00

4.30pm - 5.30pm: Wild! with Eric Robson. £4.00

6pm: A showing of the award winning film about Gwen Moffat 'The Space Beneath My Feet'. FREE'

7.30pm: Simon Yates will be talking about his book 'The Wild Within'. £6.00

Sunday 20 November

11am - 12 noon: 'Beauty in the Lap of Horror' Borrowdale viewed by early travellers with Steve Matthews. £4.00

1.30pm - 2.30pm: Juliet Barker talks about The Brontes and the inspiration of the wild on their lives and writing. £4.00

3pm - 4pm: A poetry reading by Kim Moore. £4.00

4pm - 5pm: A poetry reading by Tom Pickard. £4.00

5.30pm: Afternoon tea with poetry including the announcement of the poetry competition winner and readings by Josephine Dickinson, Sheona Lodge and Gevel Lindop. Finishing with an open mic. £6.00

Day tickets can be purchased for Saturday and Sunday: £22/day (includes lunch)

A light sandwich lunch can be prebooked on Saturday and Sunday for £6.00/day

Tickets can be purchased with debit/credit cards by telephoning the museum on 01900 816168

Maryport LitFest 2016


This year's festival is inspired by this contemporary altar, carved by local sculpture Sky Higgins, bearing an image of Herne the Hunter.