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  • Submissions Welcomed for the HUB Strand of the 2018 York Literature Festival September 21, 2017








    21st September 2017

    The Board of Trustees of York Literature Festival is currently making plans for the 2018 festival. This is scheduled to take place between 15th and 26th March 2018. York Theatre Royal has once again offered use of their foyer space as a festival ‘hub’ and the use of free venue space for small events. Subject to the Theatre’s agreement as to timings etc. the Keregan Room will be available during the festival. York Literature Festival is also discussing the potential to host some of the HUB events at the new food court area in The Shambles Market.

    This is therefore an invitation to both individual writers and literary organisations local to York to submit proposals as to staging their own events as part of the HUB strand of the festival programme. These might be readings, launches, open mics, talks, storytelling for children, or presentations by groups wishing to showcase their work etc.

    Submissions should be outlined on no more than one side of A4 and sent as attachments to ku.oc1511443152.lavi1511443152tsefe1511443152rutar1511443152etilk1511443152roy@g1511443152nimma1511443152rgorp1511443152. These should be received by 6th October 2017. Most events will be taking place at York Theatre Royal but if you have a specific desire to perform at The Shambles Market then please keep this in mind when you submit. For this venue, we will be looking for events which are more orientated towards performance.

    The York Literature Festival will also need volunteers to help run the HUB as it will need staffing at critical times.  If you’d like to assist us, please reply to the same email address indicating your interest. We hope that groups taking part in the HUB strand of the programme will also contribute some volunteer hours to manning the HUB desk.

    York Literature Festival is keen to stress that implementation of the HUB is dependent on both funding and staffing so there is no guarantee it will go ahead. However, we would prefer to receive your proposals now rather than wait until later when it may be too late.

    We look forward to hearing from you.

    Rob O’Connor

    York Literature Festival Director 2018.



    If your submission is successful it will be the responsibility of the artist/group to promote their event to the public.

    The HUB social media outlets will also be used to advertise the events generally.

    Any equipment needed for your events will not be provided by the York Literature Festival or by the venue.

    On the day, you will need to provide people to assist with the event and help manage your audience.

    HUB events will operate a ‘Pay What It’s Worth’ system – HUB events will be FREE but successful artists are allowed to ask their audience for voluntary contributions at the event. Any money raised will be yours to keep.

    Please remember that the spaces for HUB events are generously donated. Respect the venue and its staff.

    Submission does not guarantee inclusion in the HUB strand of events.


    York Literature Festival is registered in England and Wales as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (Charity Number 1165936).

    Registered address 25 Stratford Way, Huntington, York, YO32 9YW.


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