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It’s been another vintage year for Bridport Literary Festival, with crowds flocking to seven days of events.

There were huge, sell-out audiences for the 18th annual festival, with a variety of talks on subjects of all kinds.

‘It was a terrific festival,’ said director Tanya Bruce-Lockhart. ‘The BridLit team worked really hard this year and I would like to thank all of them, our speakers, sponsors, venues, helpers and supporters and the lovely audiences we had throughout the week.’

Said Tanya: ‘Unfortunately, the weather was capricious but the week ended in sunshine and it was good to see Bridport bustling with book lovers and book buyers.

‘The Bookshop in South Street kept everyone feasting on literature, and Kitson & Trotman, our main sponsors, as ever, helped to make this year’s festival a success.’

Pictures by Adrien Munden and Margery Hookings.

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Bridlit 2022

The Bank of Dreams and Nightmares at BridLit
The newly formed charity, The Bank of Dreams and Nightmares, are doing wonderful things in and around Bridport for children and young people, encouraging them to fire up their imaginations and write!  This year they have published two books with stories by students from Colfox and Beaminster Schools which are very much the stories of dreams – or more accurately nightmares – watch the reading given by the students themselves.  These writings are not for the faint-hearted, and show you the true young talent emerging in our town.  We are delighted to have this new association with The Bank of Dreams and Nightmares and to bring you a snapshot of all the work they are achieving.
 Archie’s Apple by Hannah Shuckburgh and Octavia Mackenzie
This year, Little Toller have published their first children’s book, Archies Apple, a beautifully illustrated tale which has much to tell us about the wild power of nature and the value of observation. It is the story of a boy who one day, deep in the woods, finds an apple quite unlike any other. His discovery hits the headlines worldwide, and takes him and his dad on an adventure that neither of them could have foreseen.   We celebrate this publication with the author reading her story out loud for everyone to enjoy, regardless of age, but especially for our young audiences.

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