Bridport Literary Festival
TANYA BRUCE-LOCKHART – Festival Director
The Bridport Literary Festival is now in its 19th year and goes from strength to strength, hosting a programme of events featuring an eclectic cast of writers of fiction and non-fiction as well as emerging talents. The Festival was spawned originally from the international Bridport Prize, founded in 1973, to encourage and reward writers of short stories and poetry. Tanya’s vision for The Bridport Literary Festival has always been to welcome writers to talk on a myriad of subjects which stimulate, intrigue and entertain audiences who read books, love literature and wish to engage with authors. The Festival takes place annually and has become a firm fixture in the West Dorset calendar for November.
Bridport Literary Festival Bursary for Year 13 Students
The Bridport Literary Festival would like to invite students in Year 13 who are planning to progress to university, to apply for the Bridlit Bursary which will allow the 2 successful candidates £1,000 a year for each year of their three-year degree course.
The Bridlit Bursary is open to any Year 13 student resident in the Bridport ward of the Dorset Council or who attends the Beaminster Colfox joint sixth form and who has applied or who intends to apply for an undergraduate course beginning in 2023. In order to be considered for one of the two bursaries available, they should complete the application form.
Bridlit 2022 Highlights
Our Main Sponsor
Without Warning and Only Sometimes – Kit de Waal in Conversation – BridLit 2022
Kit de Waal in conversation with Lisa Blower in The Electric Palace at Bridport Literary Festival 2022
The Hong Kong Diaries – Chris Patten in Conversation – BridLit 2022
Chris Patten in conversation with Howard Davies in The Electric Palace at Bridport Literary Festival 2022.
Riddle, Mystery, and Enigma – David Owen in Conversation – Bridlit 2022
David Owen in conversation with John Dean in The Electric Palace at Bridport Literary Festival 2022.
Bridport Literary Festival 2020 Highlights
Welcome to the Bridport Literary Festival. A short glimpse into BridLit’s place as part of this wonderful town, with highlights from the 2020 festival. Credit Isaac Maccy.
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