Ampthill Literature

 Ampthill Literary Festival

Ampthill Literary Festival

A new part of Ampthill Festival that celebrates local authors and welcomes authors from the UK and further afield to Ampthill for the town's very own festival of literature.Information about the 2014 Ampthill Literary Festival taking place on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th July 2014. Learn more at:

Ampthill Library

Ampthill Writers' Group

Promoting and supporting local writers

Ampthill Writers' Group was set up in 2011 and is for anyone in the local area who considers themselves a writer.

We meet on the first Wednesday of every month, from 7.30pm in the back room of the Albion pub in Dunstable Street, Ampthill.  It's primarily a social evening, to share what we're all working on and to encourage one another.  While we don't specifically bring something to read out, members are very welcome to do so or ask for private feedback on a piece of work.

We welcome anyone who writes in any genre - from poetry and fiction through to blogging, role play games and non-fiction books.  Whatever you write and whatever stage you're at, we want to encourage you in your writing goals.

If you would like to become part of the group or would like more information, please email Rachel Lewis at


Interior of Ampthill Library


Contemporary Fiction about Ampthill


Why not read the 'After the Fire' Trilogy of novels by local author John Lockley. The books detail life in Ampthill following a plague, which has wiped out most of humanity. Ampthill serves as the backdrop to these sci-fi novels, much in the style of the B.B.C's 'Survivors' series, made in the 1970's & re-imagined in 2008.

John Lockley has been GP since 1976 and this trilogy of books is published by Word Publishing, 9 Holdom Avenue, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, England MK41 1QR. They are available via Dr John Lockley's website.

Ampthill Writers'

Ampthill has a fair number of authors within our midst and you can find out more via: