Bridport Literary Festival
Bridport Literary Festival 2014
The 10th Bridport Literary Festival welcomes all those who read books and love literature.
We celebrate this special year with a programme of events to lighten up the gloomy days of November, which we hope is even more varied and eclectic than ever before. Writers of fiction and non fiction will intrigue, enlighten and entertain our audiences who are encouraged to engage in discussion on subjects of all kinds in venues all around the town.
We are delighted that The Bull Hotel (www.thebullhotel.co.uk) is again the centre of our activities. Gateway to the stunning scenery of the West Dorset Jurassic Coastline, this award winning hotel is one of the reasons that attracts visitors to Bridport and talks will again take place in the glamorous Ballroom and the intimate Hayloft Bar. Events will also be based at the fabulous Electric Palace in South Street (www.electricpalace.org.uk) and the vibrant Bridport Arts Centre (www.bridport-arts.com) and again at Sladers Yard Gallery and Café at West Bay (www.sladersyard.co.uk) – one of the best in the south west! Arthur Watson and his team at The Riverside (www.thefishrestaurant-westbay.co.uk) are this year hosting a very special event to mark the centenary of WWI - A Dorset Parish Remembers.
We are enormously grateful to our main sponsors: Waterstones (www.waterstones.com) and Kitson and Trotman, solicitors (www.kitsonandtrotman.co.uk) who continue to encourage and support us as do all our Sponsors and Donors who have given so generously.
We are all passionate about literature and want to share this passion with you.