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Isle of Wight Literary Festival

Taking place at Northwood House over 3-6 October 2024, the Isle of Wight Literary Festival brings together some of the country’s top writers, specialists, and experts all under one roof - giving you the opportunity to listen and learn from those who literally wrote the book on it!

Northwood House exterior
Isle of Wight Literary Festival

What's On

The Isle of Wight Literary Festival combines the wonderful world of avid readers, authors, journalists, historians, poets, scientists and more during a four-day festival at Northwood House, a magnificent Grade II* listed late Georgian manor house set in a 20 acre park.

While this year's programme is yet to be announced, past speakers include Dame Sheila Hancock, Maureen Lipman, Lynda La Plante, Tracy Borman, Helen McGinn, Rosemary Shrager and Alan Titchmarsh, amongst many others. 

Getting There

From Southampton: Sail across the Solent on our Hi-Speed Red Jet service, arriving in the heart of Cowes in just 28 minutes. It's a 10 minute uphill walk to Northwood House, or you can get the Southern Vectis no.1 bus from outside M&S Food.

By car: Ward Avenue, Cowes, PO31 8AZ

By bus: Northwood House is served by the Southern Vectis no.1 bus between Newport and Cowes.