June 2018 The Literary Festival Committee are busy compiling the programme for next year already. Please watch this space for further details.
History of the Festival
The Ilminster Literary Festival was set up to offer the local people of all ages in Ilminster and the surrounding areas an exciting and enjoyable opportunity to meet a variety of authors, editors, and script writers through discussion, talks and meetings, all at affordable prices.
The Ilminster Literary Festival is now a Registered Charity No 1169618
The Management Committee of the Festival comprises representatives from various organisations within Ilminster as well as individuals. This Committee has been consolidated into an Organising Committee with volunteers drawn from a wide cross section of the Community committed to making the Festival a success.
The first Festival ran from the 1st to 9th of June 2016 in a variety of locations in Ilminster and surrounding villages. The Festival was successful, and we sincerly hope that the event will become an annual event. Dates for this year are 31st May – 8th June 2017.
Tickets for the various events can be purchased either online via this website, from Just Things in Silver Street, or via the Booking Form inside the Festival Programme. Also, tickets to the Warehouse Theatre event are only available from Harriman’s Menswear, Ilminster.
The Festival is being supported by local people, businesses, and the Library, as Friends or Sponsors, and by generous donations from Ilminster Town Council, the Gooch Charitable Trust, Ilminster Education Foundation, and Tesco Stores. All of these contributions have made the Festival possible.