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.
Tickets are on sale NOW, see the programme for details of how to book.
1. Please note the second of the Literary Walks will be on Sunday 20th March 2016. The programme incorrectly states Monday 20th March.
2. We apologise for the change to the Sci-Fi event with Adam Roberts. This was due to unforeseen circumstances. We hope attendees will enjoy the replacement authors. The new events are Writing the Future Workshop and Are We There Yet? The Future of Wonder and Boredom.
2016 York Literature Festival/York Mix Poetry Competition
The 2016 York Literature Festival/York Mix Poetry Competition is open now, with a first prize of £500. You can enter online here at the the York Mix website.
We are looking for local people of all ages, interests and backgrounds to help us make the Festival as successful as possible. Find out more.