Manx LitFest 2012

Recipient: Manx LitFest

Culture Vannin provided a grant to support the first Manx Litfest, which took place in September 2012. Drawing together fine writing talent from the British Isles, the festival featured author talks, readings, Q&A panels, book signings, schools' involvement, library events and performance pieces, with some workshops, pitch sessions and seminars aimed at local writers.

Manx Litfest was a great success and received much positive press; authors from across the British Isles described it as a "great platform for writers and poets". Indeed, two local writers were signed up by a UK literary agent after she discovered their work during the festival.