About our Festival

The Festival aims to celebrate the spoken word and bring together the local community.  Where possible we aim to showcase local talent, other speakers are drawn from around the country.   We endeavour to have a diverse range of speakers to appeal to a wide range of ages and interests.  The first Mere Literary Festival was held in 1997 to raise funds for the Mere & District Link Scheme.

The Festival continues to support our local Link Scheme and this year will be supporting other local charities. If you run a charity in the town and would like financial support from the Literary Festival please email contact@mereliteraryfestival.com.

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Helping at the Festival

Thank you to all our volunteers that help to keep our festival running smoothly. If you’re interested in volunteering for the festival, follow the link below for more information about what help we need and how you can get involved.

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