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Oundle town centre

Welcome to the Oundle Festival of Literature

Oundle Festival of Literature hosts regular events throughout the year, in our picturesque market town, Oundle, Northamptonshire. Our events showcase a diverse array of authors, who give a talk about their book followed by a Q&A.

During the month of March, we hold a special week for children – the very popular KidLit Festival. Taking place during the week of World Book Day, we host a number of events with children's authors, which are a hit with local schoolchildren of all ages.

Tickets for all our events can be purchased on our website, in the 'What's On' section. Tickets are also available in Oundle Bookshop, located in the Market Square. 

About Oundle

Oundle is a beautiful stone-built market town full of bespoke shops, several cafes and tea rooms and a number of traditional old pubs that serve good food. There is an interesting and lively market on Thursdays, where you can buy fresh bread and local produce. A Farmers’ Market is also held on the second Saturday every month. The small museum in the former Courthouse at the top of Mill Road, provides interesting displays about Oundle’s history from the prehistoric to modern times, including many exhibits from Roman, Saxon and Medieval periods.

Barnwell Country Park, a nature reserve, is perfect for walking, feeding the ducks or fishing. It is located 5 minutes’ walk from town.

Our Team

Festival Manager

Rachel Bain

Board Members

Director (Chair) Karen Southwell

Director (Deputy Chair) Val Chesser

Director (Treasurer) Jenny Munro

Director (Secretary) Sue Pearson

Director Becky Smith


If you are interested in volunteering and have time to assist at events, please email us at hello@oundlefestivalofliterature for further details. We have a very friendly team and are always keen to welcome new people.

Our Sponsors

Oundle Town Council logo
Oundle School logo

Our Supporters

Lower Farm Bed & Breakfast logo
Waitrose Oundle logo
Asha's logo
Oundle Bookshop logo
Coleman's logo
Northamptonshire County Council logo
Village Connect logo
Oundle Life logo
JSM live logo
Stu Pots logo
The Moment Magazine logo
The Oundle Advertiser logo
Thrapson and Oundle Veterinary Surgery Logo
Nene Valley news logo

Registered Address:

25 North Street


Company Number: 06399505

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