IMG_0016 (1) havcrp2 col1 190 uprightThe objective of Havant Literary Festival is to establish a celebration for the written and spoken word in the Borough of Havant.
Our principle aims are:


  • To establish the Borough of Havant as a centre of literary excellence by attracting high quality speakers, nurturing and showcasing local writing talent and providing new opportunities for local people to experience literature in direct, accessible and dynamic ways.
  • To promote, encourage and develop participation in all aspects of the literary arts in Havant.
  • To promote literacy and a life-long love of reading across all sections of the community, including the very youngest.
  • To create a sense of occasion and identification with the Festival, raising the profile of Havant nationally and stimulating economic opportunities for local businesses.