01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk

01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk

01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk

Our Autumn Programme


See our Events Page for details and booking for our remaining October events.

Bobby Gillespie – we’re excited to be welcoming the Primal Scream founder and frontman to The Parish Huddersfield on 19 October as part of a limited speaking tour for his autobiography Tenement Kid and to launch our programme of events in the run up to Kirklees Year of Music 2023. Early booking strongly advised!

NEW DATES CONFIRMED for our postponed events with Amanda Owen in Holmfirth and Marsden, and for Gentleman Jack in Holmfirth – see our Events page for details.

Welcome to the award-winning Huddersfield Literature Festival

Join us for a 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 enjoy the entertainment on offer. Many free or low-cost events, some with live subtitling by Stagetext and AccessAble Access Guides to key venues.

Thank you to all who joined us for our March digital Festival. Visit our YouTube channel to watch again and to view our Dark Horse Theatre #OutBreakOut short films.

Support independent booksellers, buy your Festival books from our partners: Read, Holmfirth & Fox Lane Books.

Diversity and Representation: HLF fully and unequivocally supports the Black Lives Matter movement and calls by the Black Writers’ Guild to address deep-seated inequalities in the publishing and wider book world. 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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