Experience York’s Literature Festival

York, North Yorkshire

Rub shoulders with best-selling authors as York gets all bookish.


York’s Literature Festival has been running for seven years but despite being a relative youngster on the festival scene, it is already attracting some heavyweight names.

Held annually, the four-day event brings together authors, critics and authorities on the arts and culture. Past guests have included author Will Self and poet Carol Ann Duffy. Each year York’s own literary heritage is explored on a walk which examines the city’s links to the Brontës, Charles Dickens, W H Auden and Kate Atkinson.

Younger visitors are catered for with a range of attention-grabbing performances and adults with a penchant for poetry can share their carefully crafted words in an attempt to win the York prize for poetry.


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