This year’s Manx LitFest saw a range of book-related activities taking place both indoors and outdoors across the island.
The atmospheric surroundings of Peel Cathedral provided the venue for Barbara Erskine and Andrew Taylor to talk about historical fiction while St John’s Arboretum was the backdrop for Winnie the Pooh day.
Events also took place at a number of the island’s libraries as well as Erin Arts Centre, Ballakermeen studio and Jabberwocky, to name a few.
Organiser John Quirk said he was pleased with how the festival – the island’s second – had gone this year.
‘It’s been a great event and we have had a lot of support from the authors, the poets and the performers and we have had some great feedback on social media such as Facebook and Twitter.
‘It’s certainly been very tiring,’ he said.
This year he said the organisers had decided not to use the Villa Marina gardens as a hub for the event, but instead to concentrate on different locations around the island.
‘Those who have attended have really enjoyed it so we now need to increase the profile. Planning and discussion for next year’s event will be starting soon – once we’ve all had a rest,’ he said.