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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 or contact our Festival Manager, Julia Lilof by email:

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

Festival Director: Michelle Hodgson

Next festival - 19 - 29 March 2020

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):

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.

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Huddersfield Literature Festival announces Autumn line-up / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2021-08-24T00:00:00Z">Tue 24 Aug 2021</span>Huddersfield Literature Festival announces Autumn line-up / Tue 24 Aug 2021

Following two years of digital festivals, due to Covid 19, Huddersfield Literature Festival (HLF) has announced a series of live events between Septem...

Literature Festival creates Lockdown Lantern Installation / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2021-03-30T00:00:00Z">Tue 30 Mar 2021</span>Literature Festival creates Lockdown Lantern Installation / Tue 30 Mar 2021

A local festival has created a stunning Lockdown Lantern installation to commemorate a year since the first Covid-19 lockdown . The installation, c...

Take part in the Hudd Lit Fest/Woven Book Trail / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2021-02-09T00:00:00Z">Tue 09 Feb 2021</span>Take part in the Hudd Lit Fest/Woven Book Trail / Tue 09 Feb 2021

Many of us have been escaping into a good book during lockdown – and now you can bring your favourite fictional characters to life by taking part in t...

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Celebrating Toni Morrison / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2021-10-09T00:00:00Z">Sat 09 Oct 2021</span>Celebrating Toni Morrison / Sat 09 Oct 2021

Tickets: £5 - £7 Time: 14:00 - 15:30 HLF marks Black History Month with a special event celebrating the life and work of Toni Morrison, one of the...

Stafflex Treasure Hunt / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2021-09-05T00:00:00Z">Sun 05 Sep 2021</span>Stafflex Treasure Hunt / Sun 05 Sep 2021

Time: 10:30 - 14:00 Outdoor theatre company Frolicked presents the Stafflex Treasure Hunt for Huddersfield Literature Festival. The treasure hun...

Story Walks – for adults &amp; children / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2021-09-03T00:00:00Z">Fri 03</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2021-09-04T00:00:00Z">Sat 04 Sep 2021</span> <span>(2 days)</span>Story Walks – for adults & children / Fri 03 to Sat 04 Sep 2021 (2 days)

Friday 3 September, 11am – Children Friday 3 September, 2pm – Adult Saturday 4 September, 11am – Children Friday 4 September, 2pm – Adult Kirkle...

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SPECIAL OFFER Festival Friend membership £25 until 30 November / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-11-30T00:00:00Z">Sat 30 Nov 2019</span>SPECIAL OFFER Festival Friend membership £25 until 30 November / Sat 30 Nov 2019

Becoming a Friend of Huddersfield Literature Festival is a great way to help support the Festival as we grow and develop. To show how much we apprecia...

Love literary and cultural events? Volunteer with HLF 2020 / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-10-26T00:00:00Z">Sat 26 Oct 2019</span>Love literary and cultural events? Volunteer with HLF 2020 / Sat 26 Oct 2019

Huddersfield Literature Festival is looking for volunteers for 2020 who are interested in literature and other cultural activities. They are holding a...

Are you a business, shop or cafe? Get involved with poetry! / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2017-01-31T00:00:00Z">Tue 31 Jan 2017</span>Are you a business, shop or cafe? Get involved with poetry! / Tue 31 Jan 2017

Huddersfield Literature Festival - Courage Is Poetry Project Bring footfall to your premises and support the local arts community – at no cost to ...

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HLF 2019 reviewHLF 2019 review

A video showing the highlights of all activities from Huddersfield Literature Festival 2019