About Us

Although Ilminster Literary Festival is small compared with some, it’s perfectly formed! That’s helped to make it a highlight of the town’s annual cultural calendar.

“For a town as small as Ilminster it is quite an achievement to run such a large and varied programme, showing what a small community pulling together can achieve”

Since it began in 2016, ILF has attracted enthusiastic support from the community and wide-ranging speakers from both literature and the wider arts. Past festivals have featured authors, journalists, politicians, well known arts figures and both national and local speakers. We work with local schools to create events for children and young people and strive every year to put together a varied week of events with something for everyone.