About Hudd Lit Fest

An award-winning annual Festival with community, accessibility and inclusivity at its heart. Join us for a celebration of books and authors, poetry and performance – in venues and online. 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.

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We hope you love what we do and enjoy the festival and culture it brings.
As an independent festival, we rely on the generosity of donations to bring diverse events to put Huddersfield on the cultural map.

Why not donate monthly, even a small amount helps us bring fantastic free and subsidised events to the town.

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Access our digital events

Our commitment to accessibility is reflected in our digital programme, showcasing a range of author talks, workshops and events for young people. Participate in live online events on Zoom or social media, watch again on YouTube or download resources created specially for our Festival.

Great to be a part of this fantastic celebration of literature in such a welcoming town.
Levison Wood, Author
A real community festival, combining seamless organisation with a very friendly Yorkshire welcome.
Ann Cleeves, Author
My favourite festival! A passionate directorate, and a lively, engaged audience with an insatiable appetite for books, what more could anyone wish for?
Ben Miller, Author
A wonderfully well put together event and one any author would be privileged to be invited to.
Vaseem Khan, Author
Huddersfield Lit Fest rocks! Get yourself along and have some fun
Irvine Welsh, Author
From the moment I arrived in Huddersfield I was welcomed and looked after in every way. The event was packed with a delightful and engaged audience. Top of my list for a return visit.
Helen Lederer, Author
Literature broadens the mind and it’s really important to have people coming to Huddersfield to stimulate new ideas and debate.
Lemn Sissay, Festival Patron
I had a wonderful time, enjoyed every minute and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the Festival to readers and fellow writers alike.
Mike Gayle, Author
One of the most vibrant festivals I’ve had the pleasure to speak at, driven by a true passion for words of every description. I’d come back in a heartbeat.
Susie Dent, Author

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