York Literature Festival in association with Baillie Gifford

16th – 30th March 2017

The York Literature Festival Team would like to thank all who have helped to make this year’s Festival (the 10th) a great success. Thank you to our sponsors, partners, performers, volunteers and everyone who attended an event.

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.

As well as the main programme, this year saw the inauguration of the Festival HUB. Based at York Theatre Royal, this was an opportunity to showcase local talent. The feedback has been very positive and we hope to include this in future festivals.

We’re very grateful for all the feedback we have received. If you would like to send us feedback about anything to do with the Festival, please do so using the contact form here.

Please join our mailing list to keep informed of Festival news. The sign up form is on each page of this website.

Submissions for the 2018 Festival

We will put submission details for the 2018 Festival on our website at a date to be announced. Unfortunately we are not accepting submissions until then. We will email everyone on our mailing list when the date is announced.

Poetry Competition

2017 Poetry Competition Winner Bernadette Cullen
2017 Poetry Competition Winner Bernadette Cullen

The 2017 Poetry Competition was won by Bernadette Cullen from Malton with her poem Birdsong. Bernadette is pictured here with competition judge Antony Dunn. Read Antony’s comments about the winning entry and runners up here.

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