Bridport Literary Festival
Bridport Literary Festival 2015
The 11th Bridport Literary Festival welcomes all those who read books and love literature.
Last year we celebrated ten years of BridLit with larger audiences than ever before that came to Bridport to enjoy our eclectic programme of events. This year we have a line-up of writers of both fiction and non-fiction who will again help to brighten the dark days of November. We are including, for the first time, an exciting event at the Lyric Theatre on Saturday 15 November to appeal to the very young – Bridlit Little ‘Uns – and we hope that this will be one of similar events in the years to come.
We are also delighted to announce that The Literary and Scientific Institute (www.bridportadt.org.uk), which is about to be restored in East Street, is joining with us to host A Very Special Literary Event on Tuesday 6 October at the Electric Palace at 11.00 am with Alexander McCall Smith in conversation about his work with Susannah Simons.
One of the Festival trustees, Deirdre Coates, has started Friends of the Bridport Literary Festival and we hope devotees of literature will choose to join in order to enjoy events throughout the year. We are thrilled that Kate Adie has agreed to be Patron. The Application Form is downloadable from this website.
The Bull Hotel (www.thebullhotel.co.uk) is again the centre of our activities where talks will take place in the Ballroom and a specially created menu for the Festival can be enjoyed in the restaurant. Events will also be based at the fabulous Electric Palace (www.electricpalace.org.uk) and again at Sladers Yard Gallery and Café (www.sladersyard.co.uk) and The Riverside (www.thefishrestaurant-westbay.co.uk) in West Bay. This year we are also hosting events at the newly opened luxurious Seaside Boarding House (www.theseasideboardinghouse.com) at Burton Bradstock with its glorious views along the dramatic Jurassic Coastline from Lyme Regis to Portland.