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York Literature Festival 2016

York Literature Festival 2017 #YorkLitFest

16th - 30th March

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.

This year we have the largest programme we have ever delivered, with more than 60 events in two weeks!

We have also introduced of the York Literature Festival HUB, an additional programme of events run by writing groups in the local area, all taking place within York Theatre Royal. We hope that HUB will provide an extra dimension to the overall festival, showcasing some of the talent that York and the surrounding area has to offer.

Once again, our thanks go to our headline sponsors, Baillie Gifford, and to our ever-expanding list of local partners: York St John University, St Peter’s School, Make It York, Explore York Libraries and Archives and York Theatre Royal, who are making a welcome return to the festival following their extensive renovations.

Find out more at  Twitter: @YorkLitFest    



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