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.

Submissions for the 2016 festival are now closed. We have limited slots at the festival. If we haven’t let you know otherwise, you’re unsuccessful on this occasion. Sorry


York Literature Festival – Autumn 2015 Programme

Our Autumn 2015 programme has a great mix of book launches and poetry events with local authors, plus our
big event with Roger McGough and Ian McMillan on Wednesday 25th November. Check out the full list here..


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