About MK Lit Fest

'I have attended and spoken at loads of literary festivals but MK Lit Fest Is different: it's distinctive and authentic...' - Terence Blacker 

Welcome to Milton Keynes Lit Fest, set up in 2017 to promote and celebrate all things literary, bookish or wordy.  


The Lit Fest Steering Group brings together arts and education professionals and enthusiasts who share a love of books, words, writing, speaking and thinking.  We are a small team with big ambitions, and we are especially grateful to our wonderful volunteers who help us get the show on the road. 


After a triumphant debut in 2017 - with Lynton Kwesi Johnson, Michael Rosen and much more - we returned in 2018 with an even more ambitious programme, working with new Festival partners and venues to bring a cornucopia of the finest contemporary writing to the city.  Highlights in 2018 included Hollie McNish, Mark Haddon and Lemn Sissay.


We're now putting together a packed programme of events with something for everyone: novelists, biographers, storytellers, journalists, and poets. So put down your book, uncuddle your Kindle and join us for MK Lit Fest 2019. 

MK Lit Fest Steering Group​

  • John Best, Chair (Arts Gateway Milton Keynes)

  • Tabbie Hunt, Project Manager

  • Lucy Davies

  • Janet Croston

  • Paul Moss

  • Guy Russell

  • Dave Wakely

  • Ellie Walsh
  • Jo Wellings

If you'd like to be involved in helping to organise and deliver MK Lit Fest 2019, please contact us and tell us about your relevant skills and experience.