01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk

01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk

01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk

Countdown to HLF2021









We are fundraising – would you be willing to help?

Plans for our March 2021 Festival are under way, with lots of exciting events in the pipeline.  

We are currently fundraising – and any donation you make before 31 January 2021 will be doubled by the generous folk at One Community Foundation – so a £5 donation will become £10 (plus Gift Aid).

Your donation is not only about bringing bestselling authors to Huddersfield, we also take authors into schools to inspire future generations, offer free family activities, run creative writing and wellbeing workshops, host Autism friendly events and support emerging and under-represented performers.

POSTPONED TO 2021: We’re sorry to announce that our events with Amanda Owen and Anne Choma have been postponed to 2021 – exact dates to be confirmed later this year. Please hold on to your tickets, which will remain valid, or you can request a refund – click below for more information:

Our March 2020 Festival

Authors who appeared at this year’s Festival, clockwise from left: Lemn Sissay, Bernardine Evaristo, Anne Choma, Sairish Hussain, Helen Mort, Amanda Owen, Tom Cutler.  While most of our live events were replaced with an online digital Festival, we were able to run a few pre-Festival events and also launched a special project: The Creative Mind.


Welcome to the award-winning Huddersfield Literature Festival

Join us for an annual celebration of books and authors, poetry and performance, with community, accessibility and inclusivity at its heart. Meet your favourite authors, discover new talent, hone your own skills or simply come along and enjoy the entertainment on offer. Many free or low-cost events, some with live subtitling by Stagetext, and AccessAble Access Guides to key venues.

Diversity and Representation at HLF

The Huddersfield Literature Festival (HLF) fully and unequivocally supports the Black Lives Matter movement. We also support calls by the newly created Black Writers’ Guild to address deep-seated inequalities in the publishing and wider book world, as reported in The Guardian in June. FIND OUT MORE HERE.

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Authors from previous festivals…

Quotes from some of the authors who have attended our Festival

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