Sunday 3 – Sunday 10 November 2019

Photo from left to right: Lindsey Hilsum, Tom Holland, Isabel Bannerman, Melvyn Bragg and Lewis Dartnell.

Its sometimes hard to believe that the Bridport Literary Festival – affectionately known as BridLit – is now in its 15th year. To quote the proverb: ‘Great oaks from small acorns grow’. Not sure we are great but our programme of events seems to expand year on year as we try to cover all genres of literature which we hope will appeal to our broad demographic. As well as fiction, our non fiction books cover politics, philosophy, the natural world, science, horticulture, travel, biography and autobiography and much more.


This year’s guest writers include Melvyn Bragg, historian Tom Holland, scientist Lewis Dartnell, foreign correspondent, Lindsey Hilsum and garden designer Isabel Bannerman.


Please remember the dates of this year’s BridLit and the Box Office at the Bridport TIC will be open to the general public for bookings from August Tel: No: 01308 424 901


Our Festival Friends grow in number and are an integral part of our festival – we host special events for them throughout the year including a Summer Party hosted by our Chairman and Trustees, which has become a firm fixture in our diaries. Becoming a Friend also gives you two weeks priority booking which is a bonus since so many of our events sell out quickly. Should you wish to become a Friend a membership documentis attached.