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Library Fest Leeds

4th - 18th February
A range of events, workshops and activities to celebrate our libaraies, reading and books. At libraries and venues across the Leeds area attend workshops, meet authors and performances.


York Literature Festival

16th to 30th March
The festival promotes the arts in York, with an emphasis on literature, spoken word and poetry. We also feature music, comedy, cinema and theatre in our programme. The festival takes place annually in March.
This year is largest programme ever delivered, with more than 60 events in two weeks! The York Literature Festival HUB, an additional programme of events run by writing groups in the local area, all taking place within York Theatre Royal. We hope that HUB will provide an extra dimension to the overall festival, showcasing some of the talent that York and the surrounding area has to offer.


Lit UP

October 2017 Dates TBC
Lit/Up. is a combination of Beverley Literature Festival and Bridlington Poetry Festival, a celebration of all things literary in the East Riding of Yorkshire. A packed programme of author events, workshops, children’s activities and films await you at this year’s Beverley Literature Festival, hosted a some of the most historic and cultural venues.






Wakefield Literature Festival

18th to 30th September
This year the theme remains ‘Everyone Has a Story’, and a range of stories are lined up --- from Joanne Harris to Roger McGough, from The Orangery to Sandal Castle, and from poetry to jazz to performance to photography and fiction, then back again!

Richmond Walking & Book Festival

20th to 28th Sepetmber
A walking festival with treks and trails for ages and abilities combined with a book fair, readings, poetry, live music and a variety other events.


Ilkley Literature Festival

3rd to 19th October
With an extensive programme of plays, talks, walks, workshops for all ages.

Morley Literature Festival

4th to 12th October
A varied programme of literary events to uit all ages, this year with the introduction of a series of events for new budding wirters age 11+

Settle Storytelling Festival

10th to 12th October
A weekend of magic - and a bit of mayhem, too. This festival is a chance to indulge in extraordinary stories, music, science and ideas. Eents for families and just grown ups too!

Ryedale Book Festival

11th & 12th October
Two inspirational days of readings, discussions, performances, storytelling, workshops, book signings, an independent book fair, music, art, poetry and film.

Off The Shelf

11th October to 2nd November
The festival offers a wide range of events for audiences of all ages including author events, workshops, debate, exhibitions, talks, , poetry, competitions and more. This year’s festival includes events with Kirsty Wark, Allan Ahlberg, Arne Dahl, Yotam Ottolenghi, Paul Merton, Wendy Cope, John Lydon to name just a few. 



Books By The Beach

15th to 19th April
The Scarborough Literature Festival is back for another year with authors, braodcasters and histroian, presenting talks, workshops and readings


Bradford Literary Festival

15th to 24th May
Best-selling authors, writing in a range of formats and poetry from an array of different cultures. Whether you have a screenplay burning to be written or a bestselling crime thriller, we have a masterclass just for you. There are plenty of workshops for children too – everything from protecting your digital footprint to creating manga anime art.


Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival

16th to 19th July
A specialist event with some of the top crime writing authors in attendance, presenting talks, workshops and readings.

Off The Shelf

8th to 29th October
The Off the Shelf Festival offers a wide range of events, including poetry, author visits, walks, exhibitions, workshops, & storytelling.There are free events, family events, city centre events & many events in libraries & venues in communities around Sheffield.