10 - 23 March 2016

Welcome to the York Literature Festival website

The festival promotes the arts in York, with an emphasis on literature, spoken word and poetry. We also feature music, comedy, cinema and theatre in our programme. The festival takes place annually in March.

The site will be updated with events as they are added and you can view our full events calendar here.

Thanks to everybody who attended  the 2015 York Literature Festival. It was one of our most successful programmes with over 4,900 people attending. Our autumn event is Roger McGough and Ian McMillan at York Grand Opera House on 25 November 2015. Please tell your friends!

Roger McGough and Ian McMillan Live in York

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Planning of the 2016 Festival is Under Way!

We had a fabulous Festival in March. It’s now almost the end of May and so we are starting to plan the 2016 Festival. The dates of the Festival are 10 – 23 March 2016. More info coming soon… Please share this


2016 Festival Dates Announced

We are pleased to announce the dates for the 2016 York Literature Festival: 10 – 23 March 2016 Please share this


Autumn Event Announced

Roger McGough and Ian McMillan – Live in York! A rare chance to see these two brilliant northern poets on the same bill. 7.30pm on 25 November 2015 at the Grand Opera House, York. Tickets £15.50 plus booking fees available now from the Grand Opera House. Please share this