Welcome to the Smithdown Litfest

The Smithdown Litfest has author talks and readings for all ages, in community venues along the Smithdown Road corridor ‒ from Toxteth to Allerton. The aim of the Litfest is to present a programme of stimulating and enjoyable author events for local residents, and to encourage visitors from Liverpool and beyond to experience the culture and heritage in our area too.

This year’s Litfest is from Saturday 15th to Saturday 22nd September 2018.

Venues include Toxteth Library, Ullet Road Unitarian Church, and the Bean There Coffee Shop. Entrance to events will be free of charge, but tickets will still need to be ordered in advance.

The authors will chat about their writing lives and books, read excerpts from their work, and answer questions from the audience. Each event will last for 1 to 1½ hours.

The Litfest was the idea of local resident Ian Skillicorn, who runs his own independent publishing company, and who moved to the area a couple of years ago – although his family connections to the Smithdown Road area, and Wavertree in particular, go back to the 1800s. The Litfest also has the support of local venues. It is organised through a not-for-profit community interest company called Stories Unlimited (Company No. 07185399).

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s Smithdown Litfest!

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