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High profile sponsors for second Manx Litfest

The Island's annual literary festival will be backed by the Isle of Man Bank and telecoms firm Sure this year.

The companies are supporting two different events during Manx Litfest.

Isle of Man Bank is to sponsor National Story Day which sees authors and poets visit schools and colleges around the Island.

Sure Mobile will back the Litfest Family Day on 27 September, a Winnie the Pooh-themed event at the Arboretum in St John's.

Festival director John Quirk welcomed the bank's sponsorship of the schools day for a second year as a 'massive boost' to a project which aims to inspire children to read.

He described Sure's decision to join the team of sponsors this year as 'a wonderful sign of commitment to support a fledgling charity'.

Manx Litfest takes place from September 26 - 29.

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