Fri 15 -
Sat 23
October 2021
Celebrating poetry, literature and spoken word events.
Back with live author events!

Get your tickets!

Tickets are now on sale! View our exciting line up of events and book your tickets now. Our ever popular crime-themed day is back on Saturday, 16 October, with five thrilling talks with popular authors. Save money on all five events with the day pass. On our bestsellers day on Saturday, 23 October we have some new faces and returning favourites, so don't miss out. Save money on all four great events with the day pass.

Poetry Competition

Find out how to enter this year's poetry competition, with the theme 'My reasons to be cheerful'. There will be prizes for adults and childrens entries, judged by a panel of published Yorkshire poets. We will be holding a special reading event of the winning poems after the festival. You can read the winning entries from last year's competition, with the theme 'My companion, my best friend'.

Children's Festival

The children's festival features a fabulous line up of fun authors, energetic storytelling and a barrel of laughs!

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