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Monty Lit Fest was a “sheer delight”

Created on 21/06/2022 @ 10:49


The return of the Monty Lit Fest has been described as a “sheer delight” by its Chair, with plans now underway for the 2023 edition.

Hundreds of book lovers flocked to Montgomery for the three-day event, with visitors treated to a range of events that proved popular.

Organisers have also revealed after a nomadic start to the Lit Fest with several towns and venues used and considered previously, the event will now take root in Montgomery for future years.

“It was a sheer delight to see Monty Lit Fest come back with a bang: our audiences loved hearing from our writers, and our writers loved meeting their readers, both old and new,” said Festival Chair, Sarah Morris.

“We always want Monty Lit Fest to be known as the “friendly” festival, rooted in our local communities and open and welcoming to everyone.

“Seeing Montgomery Town Hall packed with people enjoying the sessions, buying books and having them signed by authors, and then enjoying coffee and home-made cake courtesy of local community groups pretty much sums up what we’re about.

“We can’t wait to welcome everyone to Monty Lit Fest 2023!”

The second weekend of June also looks set to be the confirmed date in the annual calendar with the 2023 edition being held from June 9-11.

Last week’s event welcomed over 20 writers with a range of sessions that offered something for everyone.

The Festival also offered workshops for aspiring writers, a punk and mod-themed Late Lounge and a popular Saturday Night Quiz.

It was rounded off with a literary cricket tea at Montgomery’s stunning cricket club. 

Monty Lit Fest is run by the Montgomeryshire Literary Festival Trust. Founded in 2018, its aim is to celebrate writing from Wales, the Borders and beyond.

Poet and painter, Frieda Hughes, who delighted a packed audience with a masterful mix of her poetry and stories.

Poet PICTURE: Poet and painter, Frieda Hughes, delighted a packed audience with a masterful mix of her poetry and stories.


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