Bridlit kids BridLit Kids are in for a treat! Some of our favourite local personalities are going to read every evening from their favourite books - perfect or children of all ages and their families. We hope to continue with these BridLit tales throughout the year so........keeping checking our website. EXPLORE Cancelled Events Lisa Jewell and Amanda Craig have reluctantly withdrawn from this year’s BridLit Tickets can be transferred to Alastair Campbell, Jonathan Coe, Dan Pearson, Robert Mccrum, Lachlan Goudie, Andrew Ziminski or Barney White-Spunner.

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Welcome to Bridlit Wednesday 4th - Saturday 7th November 2020 Welcome to the
Bridport Literary Festival
Bridlit shots BridLit Shots Using local filmmakers and authors with some connection to the Southwest we have produced a series of short films. They are meant to be small pieces that reach into the imagination and give the viewer a ‘feel’ of the books and writers. WATCH THE FILM


In spite of the hazardous year we have all had to face, the 16th Bridport Literary Festival is ‘LIVE’!

We have a stellar cast of writers who still wish to be with us in Bridport from Wednesday 4th – Saturday 6th November to inspire, energise and entertain all those who read books and love literature.  Events will rotate between the Electric Palace and the Bridport Arts Centre and will conform to Covid 19 protocol in order to protect our audiences, our writers and ourselves from engaging with the virus.  We have worked tirelessly to ensure the safety of everyone, and information is contained within the brochure.

Festival Director
Tanya Bruce-Lockhart


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Bridlit Shots

Raynor Winn | The Wild Silence

A Conversation with Raynor Winn about her new book A Wild Silence.  We spent a misty morning with Raynor at her home in Cornwall talking about her latest work and what it means to her both on a personal level, and as a [...]

Andrew Ziminski | The Stonemason

A Conversation with Andrew Ziminski about his book The Stone Mason: a History of Building Britain.  We caught up with Andrew at his beach hut on Portland for a Dorset-centric view of his new book. A BridLit Shots film - camera [...]

A whimsical response to lockdown

Nicola Leader | The Hundred Acre Wood in Lockdown

The Hundred Acre Wood in Lockdown: a whimsical response to lockdown, written and read by Nicola Leader.
During lockdown, as with many families, Nicola Leader and her family found new ways to connect and interact with one another to make up for not being able to meet in person.  They decided to  set up various weekly challenges amongst themselves, one of which was to write the start of a book.  Nicola chose to write a small and charming parody of how Pooh and Piglet might have responded to the Covid Pandemic […]

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