Celebrating everything bookish or wordy, Milton Keynes Literary Festival returns for its third year from 18th to 22nd September 2019. Fiction fans will recognise bestselling and award-winning authors such as Lissa Evans, Chris Ryan, Toby Litt, Preti Taneja and Sam Byers. And there’s stellar non-fiction with Paul Mason, Carrie Gracie, Jack Monroe, Dan Cruickshank, and Kassia St Clair.
Lit Fest also brings fresh new voices, with short story writers Lisa Blower and Chris Power, and rising poets Mary Jean Chan and Luke Kennard. Local talents and icons are present too, with a special edition of the poetry event, OuseMuse, and Alan Turing’s biographer, Andrew Hodges, in conversation with his nephew, Sir Dermot Turing.
We even have events for dog lovers with Simon Garfield, and Colin Butcher and his UK Pet Detectives sidekick, Molly the Dog.
And for writers, we have workshops with professional practitioners to help you
edit your own writing, pitch your work to agents, write a memoir, and dip your
toes into screenwriting.
Day tickets available:
For just £30, you can spend the day at MK Lit Fest. A Saturday Day Ticket gives admission to our events with Jack Sheffield, Mary Jean Chan and Luke Kennard, Toby Litt, Preti Taneja, Chris Ryan, Carrie Gracie and Sam Byers. (Workshop tickets must be purchased separately, and are not included in the Day Ticket.)
For just £30, you can spend the day at MK Lit Fest. The Sunday Day Ticket gives you access to our events with Colin Butcher, Lisa Blower and Chris Power, Simon Garfield, Lissa Evans, Andrew Hodges, Dan Cruickshank and Attila the Stockbroker. (Workshop tickets must be purchased separately, as must free tickets for the Kassia St Clair Heritage Open Days event.)
7.30pm - Ouse Muse
7pm - Paul Mason: Clear Bright Future with BSL interpretation
7pm - Jack Monroe: Tin Can Cook
On behalf of MK Lit Fest, we regret to announce that Jack Monroe is seriously unwell and we must, therefore, cancel this event. MK Gallery will be in contact with ticket holders to issue refunds.
1.30pm - Toby Litt: Patience
2.45pm - Preti Taneja: We That Are Young
4pm - Chris Ryan : Black Ops
5.30pm - Carrie Gracie: Equal with BSL interpretation
1.30pm - Simon Garfield: My Life as a Dog
4pm - Andrew Hodges with Sir Dermot Turing: Decoding a 20th Century Icon with BSL interpretation
7pm - Dan Cruickshank: Adventures in Architecture with BSL interpretation
Thanks to the generous support of Milton Keynes Community Foundation and Arts Council England, we are able to offer BSL Interpretation for a number of our 2019 events.
For more information about MK Lit Fest please visit: https://www.mklitfest.org/