Huddersfield Literature Festival

Huddersfield Literature Festival Huddersfield Literature Festival

An award-winning literature festival held annually in March at venues across Huddersfield.

Winner of the 2018 Yorkshire and the Humber Enterprise Awards 2018; Winner of the Examiner Community Award for Arts 2017; shortlisted for the prestigious Welcome to Yorkshire White Rose Awards in 2016 and 2017.

Events include:

Author talks/in conversations with major names and emerging authors
Performance poetry/open mic events
Creative writing and other workshops
Free Family Day showing a family film with children's entertainers and activities
Multi-arts performance, eg spoken word/storytelling with music and dance
LGBT events
Literary Afternoon Tea
Crime fiction events

A not-for-profit organisation, we aim to keep ticket prices affordable while providing entertainment and inspiration for local people, attracting visitors from elsewhere in the UK and beyond, and driving footfall into the town centre.

We provide DisabledGo Access Guides to key venues and have live subtitling by Stagetext at some events to make them accessible to audiences who are deaf, deafened or hard of hearing.

To receive advance updates or find out more about volunteering visit our website https://www.huddlitfest.org.uk/volunteers/ or contact our Festival Manager, Julia Lilof by email: festivalmanager@huddlitfest.org.uk

Follow us on Twitter @Hudd_Lit_Fest and Facebook 'Huddersfield Literature Festival'.

Festival Director: Michelle Hodgson

Next festival - 19 - 29 March 2020

BOOKING
Some events are free but may require advance booking, some are pay on the door. For all others, booking is as follows (unless otherwise stated, eg Town Hall events):

Online: http://www.huddlitfest.org.uk/events/
Email: office@huddlitfest.org.uk
By phone: 01484 943 093
In person: Waterstones bookshop (limited tickets available), Kingsgate Shopping Centre, 12/13, King St, Huddersfield HD1 2QB

Where no AGE GUIDANCE is given, U16s should be accompanied by an adult.

View my website http://www.huddlitfest.org.uk/

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Telephone: 01484 943 093
Email: office@huddlitfest.org.uk
Website: http://www.huddlitfest.org.uk/

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Booker Prize-winner Bernardine Evaristo at Literature Festival / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2020-01-30T00:00:00Z">Thu 30 Jan 2020</span>Booker Prize-winner Bernardine Evaristo at Literature Festival / Thu 30 Jan 2020

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