Oundle Festival of Literature

Oundle Litfest holds events throughout the year and features a programme of author events, poetry, philosophy, politics, story telling, biography, illustrators and novelists for young and old.

Kid Lit is at the heart of the Festival and is a week-long programme held in March. Schools look forward to their pupils entering the Children’s Writing Competition and meeting some of their literary heroes and heroines in person. Over 1,600 children from primary and middle schools in Northamptionshire come to the festival every year, enjoying an exciting line-up of entertaining and inspiring authors. With poetry, good stories and pictures, the emphasis is on exciting the imagination and instilling a curiosity for books.