Welcome to BroadstairsLit

BroadstairsLit is a brand new festival with a difference.

The town of Broadstairs, with its famed associations with Dickens and myriad of writerly connections, has long been crying out for a literary extravaganza on its calendar and now it’s got one all year round! The brainchild of Denise Martin-Harker and Broadstairs novelist Jane Wenham-Jones (later joined by Jacqui and Lee Wellbrook), BroadstairsLit was conceived to put on events at regular intervals, celebrating writing in all its forms. It launched with a sell-out ‘Cup of Tea with The Archers’ involving a scriptwriter and two actors from The Archers in June 2017, and has since welcomed a string of guests, including scriptwriter and BAFTA nominated actor Johnny Harris and his Jawbone co-star Michael Smiley, historical writer Hallie Rubenhold, Lucinda Hawksley great great great granddaughter of Charles Dickens, acclaimed chef Chetna Makan, top romantic novelists Katie Fforde and Jo Thomas, prolific journalist and Beatles biographer Hunter Davies and his daughter, the author Caitlin Davies, Loaded magazine founder James Brown and national treasure Sir Tony Robinson.

BroadstairsLit has teamed up with Waterstones to provide an opportunity to buy signed books at all events.

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In partnership with Sharp Printing Services, Broadstairs & St Peter’s Town Council , Kent County CouncilThorley Taverns and The Yarrow Hotel at East Kent College.



And thank you toThe Home Front Tea Room, Encade PhotographySketchy Jamie-Artist, La De Da Boutique, Kent PA Hire,  House of Martin, and Sharp Printing Services for their support.


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