Monty Lit Fest 2022

175 not out

If you learn nothing else about Montgomery Cricket Club, you might bear in mind three key things. First that the Club is celebrating its 175th anniversary (yes, 175 years!) this year. Second, that the Club is based in what must be one of the most beautiful cricket grounds in the world, at Lymore, just outside Montgomery …

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Open late

You never really forget the music you first loved, even if, in hindsight, embracing that Bay City Rollers look or knowing the words to every One Direction song might not seem like our finest hour. Sometimes, though, that love is lifelong. We’ll be celebrating two such evergreen music cultures at Monty Lit Fest’s Late Lounge …

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#AmWriting

At Monty Lit Fest, we pride ourselves on having something for everyone, whether you’re a fiction lover, a non-fiction fan or an aspiring writer yourself. As part of our Summer 2022 Festival, we’re running two hands-on writers’ workshops dedicated to two very special types of writing. On Saturday, 11th June at 12.30pm, author, producer and …

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Five reasons to support local bookshops

Visitors to Monty Lit Fest’s Summer 2022 event can buy books from not one, but two, local booksellers. Oswestry’s Booka Bookshop  will be running a pop-up bookshop at Montgomery Town Hall, while Montgomery is also home to The Montgomery Bookshop, staunch supporters of the Festival in the local community. Beyond the Festival, there are plenty of reasons …

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Back to the land

The countryside, the land, how we farm and enjoy it or otherwise have a relationship with it is never far from our minds in Montgomeryshire and the Borders. It’s a perennially fascinating topic we’ll be exploring with two top authors at this year’s Monty Lit Fest. Patrick Laurie‘s book, Native, is rooted in his native Galloway, …

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