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Oundle town centre with festival flags



Established in 2002 as a springtime event, the Oundle Festival of Literature has evolved into an all year-round celebration of literature. 

We bring our community of authors, readers, and literary enthusiasts together to engage in monthly events such as author talks, book signings, discussions and writing workshops.

The Festival prides itself on featuring an eclectic mix of speaker events, including authors of contemporary and genre-based fiction, as well as environmental, political, historical and local interest topics.

We also have a fantastic week of children’s events in March, KidLit Festival, which highlights some of our country’s top children’s authors. Supported by local schools, the week also includes a children’s writing competition, which provides a creative outlet for our authors and poets of the future.

Festival events take place in a variety of venues around our characterful market town. We aim to promote Oundle as a cultural centre for this area and encourage people to visit and enjoy our beautiful town and surrounding countryside.


We look forward to welcoming you to our events!

Talks at Oundle FOL
Talks at OFOL
Poet at OFOL
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