News Last tickets up for grabs at Maidstone’s LitFest

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The Maidstone LitFest is proving hugely popular as hundreds of people are flocking to various events with tickets for the last events up for grabs now.

Being delivered by Maidstone Borough Council (MBC) the very first literary festival being held in the County Town, has seen audiences of all ages booking tickets and coming along to enjoy the wide variety of authors and workshops planned throughout the week.

As part of the programme, and the last event of the LitFest on Sunday 8 October, will be Taylor-Dior Rumble the debut author behind the first romcom to be released by Stormzy’s #Merky Book imprint at Penguin - ‘The Situationship.’ Said to be one of the biggest hits of the summer the book is described as a raw, witty and zeitgeisty look at the modern dating dilemma or undefined romance.

During the Maidstone literary festival presentation being held at Archbishops’ Palace, Taylor-Dior Rumble will talk love, dating, South East London and her hilarious, unputdownable romcom.  Tickets are available and can be booked via the Visit Maidstone Website now:

MBC has been working with a specialist team which includes editors of children’s books, local authors and education specialists to deliver the festival which will include a variety of authors appearing at events for adults and children in and around the town centre.

Director of the Maidstone LitFest, Jodi Eeles said:

We have been absolutely blown away by the huge success and response we have received from the people of Maidstone so far, who have come along to support and take part in the events we planned throughout the week.

We always knew that this first LitFest would be exciting for Maidstone and are delighted to see that how it has come to life in the County Town.

The week-long festival has events scheduled at Lockmeadow Entertainment Centre, readings and workshops across Maidstone primary schools, Kent Library and History Centre, Waterstones, The Archbishop’s Palace, All Saints Church and Maidstone Museum. It has championed local writers alongside award-winning, international best-selling authors.  LitFest also includes a Schools’ Programme bringing children’s authors to schools across Maidstone; LitFest for Little Ones (workshops for under 5’s); interactive story time using Makaton sign language; creative workshops for aspiring writers and artists at venues in the town centre; along with festival headliners including Lisa Jewell, Dorothy Koomson and A.F. Steadman.

A full calendar of events can be found on the Visit Maidstone website where you can also book tickets:

To keep up to date with festival news, please subscribe to the newsletter on the website Maidstone LitFest | literary festival and be the first to know when tickets have been released and new authors announced.

The Maidstone LitFest project has received £15k funding from the UK Government UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

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