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19-29 March 2015

Welcome to the York Literature Festival website

Following on from our most successful festival yet in 2014, we are busy preparing for the next one. The site will be updated with events as they are added and you can view our full events calendar here.

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Snickleways poetry by John Wedgwood Clarke from this summer’s York Curiouser event. Photograph © Chris Jones on Flickr

WIN £400

Our poetry competition is back – and this year it is bigger than ever. York Literature Festival has again teamed up with YorkMix for one of the highlights of the city’s literary year. The first prize has been increased to £400. Prizes First prize: £400 Second prize: £100 Third prize: £50 The York prize (£40) will be… Read more »

12-11-2014

Black Beard's Tea Party

Blackbeard’s Tea Party and John Hegley

York based folk-rock outfit Blackbeard’s Tea Party and poet and comedian John Hegley will appear at York Literature Festival 2015. The event, at York’s Grand Opera House, is billed as ‘music and comedy special’ and will be the first time the two acts have appeared at a gig together in the UK. Miles Salter, Festival… Read more »

12-11-2014

David Starkey

Dr David Starkey: York’s Place in History

Dr David Starkey, the UK’s leading constitutional historian known for his forthright views, will talk about York and its unique place in English history at the Grand Opera House on Sunday 22 March at 7.30 pm.

05-11-2014