Welcome to the Mere Literary Festival website

Each year, in October, residents of the small town of Mere in Wiltshire, along with their friends, get together to put on a Literary festival to support the local Linkscheme charity.

The festival caters for a wide range of interests including events for children, and audiences are drawn from those living in this rural district and visitors to the town, among them those shortlisted or commended in the annual literary competition. The competition alternates yearly between a poetry competition and a time-limited short story writing competition.

Shreen Water, Mere

Latest News

4th November 2015
WINNING POEMS. Some of the prize winning poems from this year's Poetry Competition are now available to read on this website. Click here for the Open Section winning poems, and click here for the Local Section winners.

19th October 2015
POETRY COMPETITION WINNERS. The winners of this year's Poetry Competition were announced at yesterday's festival awards ceremony, marking the end of another great Mere Literary Festival. Congratulations to the section winners: Sue Kauth (Open), David Childs (Local), Holly Pepper (Junior). And, thank you again to everyone who entered. For full results click here.

12th October 2015
FESTIVAL STARTS TODAY. Thank you to everyone who has bought tickets for this week's events, and to everyone who will be attending non-ticketed events.We hope you enjoy them. Also, remember that in doing so you are raising money for a very worthy cause (The Mere and Disctrict Linkscheme). We look forward to seeing you at the events.

7th September 2015
PRINTED PROGRAMME. The free 2015 Official Festival Pinted Programme is almost ready for distribution. Programmes will be delivered throughout Mere and surrounding villages from w/c 14th September. Copies will also be available in a number of selected outlets, including Mere Post Office and Mere Library.