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Marlborough LitFest branches out with a June day celebrating summer & nature writing

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Marlborough LitFest branches out with a June day celebrating summer & nature writing

Fiona Reynolds' message will chime with many people who live in and around Marlborough and enjoy its special countryside.   She will be part of a new venture, quite separate from the main festival weekend, that Marlborough LitFest is arranging to celebrate June's start of summer with a day devoted to

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Marlborough LitFest: BBC’s Frank Gardner & a celebration of William Golding's 'Marlborough novel' amongst 2017 line-up

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Marlborough LitFest: BBC’s Frank Gardner & a celebration of William Golding's 'Marlborough novel' amongst 2017 line-up

Marlborough LitFest has announced more names for its 2017 line-up in its eighth year (28 September – 1 October, 2017), including BBC Security correspondent, Frank Gardner, Graeme McCrae Burnet, local crime writer Jon Stock, as well as a talk hosted by the William Golding Estate.

These authors will join this

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Will Self to open Marlborough’s 2017 literature festival

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Will Self to open Marlborough’s 2017 literature festival

Novelist, journalist and television personality Will Self will open this year’s Marlborough LitFest, organisers have confirmed.

Self will be this year’s Golding Speaker, talking about his latest novel, Phone – due out later this year – on Friday, September 29 at Marlborough Town Hall.

The LitFest hosts an annual Golding

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Marking the four hundredth anniversary of Shakespeare's death: Marlborough LitFest's winning sonnets

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Marking the four hundredth anniversary of Shakespeare's death: Marlborough LitFest's winning sonnets

Marlborough LitFest 2016 featured one real novelty in its pleasing mix of literary styles and books for all ages: a sonnet competition attached firmly to the four hundredth anniversary of Shakespeare's death.

The challenge for entrants - one section for adults and another for under-nineteen year-olds - was to 'write

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Marlborough LitFest 2016 sets a new standard - with sell-outs and colours to remember

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Marlborough LitFest 2016 sets a new standard - with sell-outs and colours to remember

"2016", LitFest's Chair Jan Williamson tells Marlborough.News, "has been our best LitFest so far.  We’ve had bigger audiences and several complete sell-outs.  For the first time, we’ve had events for every age group from Under 5s to over 90s!"

"We started on Thursday with Sally Nicholls

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