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Litfest highlights

You can book all our Litfest events online, at your local library or by phone : 01707 281533.

Concessions are available for over 65s, under 16s and students.

Daytime events include a complimentary tea or coffee, and evening events include a complimentary glass of wine.

Donations for refreshments are welcomed.


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Life of Crime

18 April at 7.15pm | £7

St Albans Library 

Sometimes crime does pay, but at what price? Bestselling crime author talks about her latest novel.

Book Life of Crime tickets

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Dead in the Dark

2 May at 7.15pm | £7

Bushey Library

Follow the latest instalment in the award winning series of detectives Cooper and Fry as they try to prove a murder without a body.

Dead in the Dark booking details 

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Jane Seymour: The Haunted Queen

8 May at 7.15pm | £7

Stevenage Central Library

Weir draws on new research for her compelling portrait of Jane, casting fresh light on both traditional and modern perceptions of her.

The Haunted Queen booking details 


Walking reading groups

Meet at the library and join us for a stroll and refreshments afterwards.

Happening at :
Letchworth Library
1 May at 2pm | Free drop in event

Marshalwick Library
18 May at 9.45am | Free drop in event


Events for writers of all abilities

Polari: writer's workshop at Hemel Hempstead Library
3 May
at 2pm | Free drop in event

How to promote your book
at Radlett Library
10 May
at 10.30am | Booking details


Afternoon teas

Enjoy a talk by an author accompanied by afternoon tea.

Happening at:

WW2 themed afternoon tea at Hertford Library
25 April
at 2.30pm | Booking details

Call the Midwife at Hitchin Library
2 May at 2.30pm | Booking details

Jane Austen's London
at Hoddesdon Library
17 May
at 2.30pm | Booking details

Children's events

Litfest has events to inspire the family - some libraries will turn into menageries, and at others there will be opportunities to try your hand at comic book illustration! But that's not all... make sure you check out the full selection.

Discover Zoolab Comic art workshop All Children's Litfest events