A festival of literary delights by the sea in one of the prettiest towns in the country. Big names and new voices celebrate independent spirit and fascinating subjects.
Author events, family activities and a one day writing festival in the beautiful seaside setting of Whitstable in Kent. WhitLit celebrates independent spirit from visiting authors to many local writers. From poetry to crime, memoir, music, art, history, film, pop culture, coastal inspired events and everything in between.
When? May – 2020 TBA
Where? Horsebridge Centre, & Whitstable Library, Whitstable, Kent. Whitstable is a seaside town located on the north coast of Kent and the first seaside town to the south of London, in south-east England.
Who? 2020 TBA
Facebook? Whitsable Literary Festival
Festival Director? Victoria Falconer
Previous Festivals? Established 2014
Joanne Harris, Martin Bell, Anne de Courcy, Polly Vernon, Ian Fleming in Kent evening with Andrew Lycett, Matthew Parker, Steve Cole and Fionn Morgan (Fleming’s step-daughter), Vanessa Nicolson, Philip Hensher, Helen Dunmore, Helen Simonson, Julie Wassmer, Glen Laker, Charles Cumming, SJ Parris, Francesca Kay, Liz Hodgkinson, Alison Weir, Jo Hardy, Andrea Bennett, Clive BLoom, Michael Smith, Lesley Cookman, Linda Regan, Heidi Kingstone, David Nicholls, Sandi Toksvig (left), Kate Adie, Kate Mosse, Peter James, Penny Vincenzi, Patrick Gale, Robert Daws, Chris Difford (Squeeze), Jenny Boyd, Lynne Segal, Andrew Clover, Marc Morris, Andy Miller, Julie Wassmer, Lesley Cookman, David Flusfeder, Travis Elborough, Rick Gekoski, Clinton Heylin, Peter Doggett, Clive Bloom, Irma Kurtz, Anna Raeburn, Keren Smedley, Richard Barber, Alan Gibbons, SF Said, Emma Thomson, Lynne Barber, John Gordon Sinclair, Jenny Boyd