The Tamworth Lit Fest has Arrived

The 2017 Tamworth Literary Festival is almost upon us and I thought I’d take this opportunity to tell you about some of the marvellously creative events that will be taking place throughout the town from the 3rd to the 11th of March.

As my regular readers or anyone who has ever glanced at this blog will know, I have a deep-rooted passion for the written word and love to support as many of the brilliant Midlands-based literary events as I can. So when I heard about the Tamworth Literary festival I rushed over to their Facebook page and eagerly perused their programme of events.

They have a truly diverse and interesting line-up with something for everyone from a multitude of author talks and panels to live comedy and theatre performances.

This brand new creative extravaganza begins tomorrow with highlights including an evening of comedy with Litchfield’s First Lady of stand up and award-winning writer Carol E Wyer alongside The Ministry of Improv. An event with bestselling novelist Mike Gayle, a superhero and pop culture enthused workshop lead in collaboration by the good folks from Papercraft Heroes and Custom Comic Guitars and a Thriller Panel featuring Rob Sinclair and A.A. Abbott.

Other standout events of this year’s programme are a Crime Panel with writer/actor Hugh Fraser (Captain Hastings from Poirot) Chris Collett (author of The Worm in the Bud) Stephen Booth (author of The Cooper & Fry Mystery series) and Gordon Low (author of the Black Panther: The Trails and Abductions of Donald Neilson) as well as talks from prolific local wordsmith and Tamworth Literary Festival chairman Anthony Poulton-Smith.

Not to mention the Festival’s two Book Blasts featuring an outstanding array of authors, publishers and poets including Tamworth’s own Simon Goodwin, Birmingham’s New Street author collective and many more.


For more info and dates check out the:   Tamworth Lit Fest Facebook page,

Follow them on twitter:   @TamworthLitFest


Alternativley email the Festival at: or telephone 07562653565



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