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.

Literary Festival 2017

Latest News

05 March 2017
2017 POETRY COMP OPEN FOR ENTRIES This year's Poetry Competition is now open for entries. The closing date for receipt of poems is 26th June 2017. We look forward to reading your efforts. Click here for full details on how to enter, and the competition rules.

21 February 2017
2017 POETRY COMP This year's writing competition will take the form of a Poetry Competition. Click here for more details

21 February 2017
2017 FESTIVAL DATES The organisation of the 2017 Mere Literary Festival is already underway. The festival dates have been confirmed as Monday 9th October to Sunday 15th October