Literature Festivals 2022 in Yorkshire

Yorkshire Festival of Story

Yorkshire Festival of Story

Returning in October 2021, details to follow.

Huddersfield Literature Festival

Huddersfield Literature Festival

December 2021
Book Trails, cookery demonstrations, online author talks, writing workshops - all the usal fabulous Huddersfield Literature Festival events coming to a screen in your home.

Harrogate Crime Writing Festival

Crime Writing Festival

21st to 24th July 2022
The final schedule for 2021 hasn't been confirmed yet, it should be packed full of the usual fantastic author talks and readings, writing workshops and events.

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Ilkley Literature Festival

October 2021
The Festival is held over 17 days at the start of October in this miniature Victorian spa town at the foot of Ilkley Moor – surrounded by beautiful countryside. The festival all elements of words - written, spoken and performed.

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Off The Shelf Festival

October 2021
Off the Shelf has grown into one of the largest literary festivals in the UK, attracting some of the best-known names in literature and media to Sheffield each year.

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York Literature Festival

TBC 2021
The Festival prides itself on having a diverse range of events including talks, lectures, panels, debates, performances, storytelling pieces and workshops. It features both fiction (literary, contemporary and genre-based), non-fiction and poetry while focusing on a number of themes including history, current affairs and a small programme for children.

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Leeds Big Bookend

March 2022
Leeds Big Bookend literature festiva and the Northern Short Story competition.

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Harrogate Literature Festival

Chosen by Harper’s Bazaar as ‘One of the UK’s best Literary Festivals’, the Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival returns with an online Festival this October. Eyes of book lovers across the world will once again be upon Harrogate, as Harrogate International Festivals bring a host of best-selling authors, well known faces and fascinating speakers, to join this star-studded lined up.


Richmond Books and Boots Festival

18th to 26th September 2021
Richmond Books and Boots festival combines day time walks led by knowledgeable guides, with evening talks from popular and emerging authors. You create your own programme; do as little or as much of either or both.

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Books By The Beach 2022

11th to 12th June 2022
Books By the Beach brings authors to the readers, with a strong Yorkshire influence.

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Bradford Literature Festival

24th June to 3rd July 2022
tWith over 500 events packed into iconic venues across 10 days, The festival celebrates the written and spoken word in all its wonderful forms. World-renowned authors, poets, speakers, musicians and artists to visit our spectacular city and share their knowledge and passions with you, the audience.

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Todmorden Book Festival

24th September to 2nd October 2021
Todmorden is a small market town in the Upper Calder Valley in West Yorkshire. Todmorden Book Festival, which runs over nine days each year, was established in 2018 by a group of volunteers and celebrates the written word, with events that inspire and challenge audiences.

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TFiley Literature Festival

20th to 22nd May 2022
community festival to celebrate the spoken word. Guests include Ian McMillan & Luke Carver Goss, The Yorkshire Shepherdess, and Frances Brody, along with local authors and poets. Main venue Evron Centre, Filey and Filey Library.