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 biennial open poetry competition.

Shreen Water, Mere

Latest News

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.

24th August 2015
TICKETS AVAILABLE. Tickets for the 2015 Mere Literary Festival are now available. Find details of how to get tickets on this website. And, if you need a reminder of the event schedule click here.

19th August 2015
NEW WEBSITE DESIGN. Welcome to the new-look Mere Literary Festival Website.We hope you like it! Simply use the menu navigation bar at the top of the page to find everything you need.

25th July 2015
The schedule/programme for this year's literary festival is now available on this website, along with a printable summary flyer. The official printed programme will be available in September.

15th July 2015
This year's poetry competition is now closed. Shortlisted entrants (and merit awards) will be informed by 30th September 2015, and the winners will be announced at the festival award ceremony on Sunday 18th October 2015.