Countdown to Huddersfield Literature Festival 2020
Read our statement on CORONAVIRUS and the cancellation of our live events HERE
REFUNDS: We have now processed all of our refunds; please note PayPay refunds are speedy but it can take some time for WorldPay to process our requests to refund tickets. The exceptions are the Anton Du Beke event, which is being refunded by the Town Hall box office, and the Regency ReJigged/Being Mr Wickham tickets, which are being refunded by the LBT – please see the relevant websites for further information. We have not refunded donations given for free events but if you would like to request these, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets for our rescheduled events can be refunded if you can’t make the new date, please see below for details.
Gentleman Jack with Anne Choma
New date announced: Sunday 4 October
See GENTLEMAN JACK EVENTS PAGE for more information on tickets & refunds.
New dates announced: Sunday 20 September, Holmfirth & Sunday 27 September Marsden
See AMANDA OWEN, HOLMFIRTH EVENT PAGE
& AMANDA OWEN, MARSDEN EVENT PAGE
for more information on tickets and refunds.
Please note, both events are currently sold out. If more tickets become available they will be offered to those signed up to our newsletter first.
We hope you enjoyed our online Mini-Fest
With the help of our brilliant authors and performers, we posted lots of entertaining, thought-provoking and supportive content on our website and social media over the 10 days of the Festival – from author readings and Q&As to creative writing advice. Thank you to all who took part.
In Can You Hear Me? paramedic ‘Jake Jones’ shares a fascinating insight into one of the most important and demanding jobs that anyone can do – under normal circumstances. We’d like to say a huge thank you to ‘Jake’ and all the NHS workers dealing with Coronavirus on top of their usual duties.
Husband and wife team Bob and Carol, who write as RC Bridgestock, have a new crime fiction series – and it’s set in Huddersfield. Read all about their policing experience, how they started as novelists and their writing process, and about their work on top TV crime dramas HERE.
She shares her thoughts on how mindfulness can help us in challenging times HERE.
We hope to reschedule this event at a future point, but for now we have commissioned a Q&A with Nell about her novel, The Silent House, which you can read HERE.
Meg Pokrass was due to teach her Fiery Flash Fiction Workshop at our Festival – instead we have a special treat for you: a brand new story, Glamping in the Mist. Click HERE to read it and for a link to Meg’s Flash Fiction writing tips
David Barnett explains why Things Can Only Get Better… read more HERE.
Looking for feedback on your writing? Paul Burston and VG Lee are offering special Festival rates on critiques of your work, from an 800-word extract to a full ms. Find out more HERE.
Listen to Paul introducing and reading from his latest bestseller, The Closer I Get, HERE and VG Lee reading from her short story collection Oh You Pretty Thing HERE. Aspiring writers can enjoy VG Lee’s Writing Tips HERE.
Louise Beech was due to perform at Polari, run by Paul Burston – an LGBTQ+ literary salon, which we look forward to hosting every year. You can listen to Louise introducing and reading from her latest novel The Lion Tamer Who Lost HERE.
He introduces and reads poems from his latest collection playtime HERE.
Rachel Kelly reads ‘A Message to Myself’ for World Poetry Day (21 March) HERE. She also offers up her Top Tips for Sustaining your Mental Wellness Through the Coronavirus, to replace her planned talk at the Festival. Read them HERE and please share widely.
Paul Mendez introduces and reads from his debut novel Rainbow Milk, (Dialogue Books 23 April). Paul was due to join us for Celebrating Toni Morrison – we hope to reschedule for March 2021. You can listen to the intro and reading HERE and order an early copy from Fox Lane Books.
Find out more about our special HLF2020 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.
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Authors from previous festivals…
Quotes from some of the authors who have attended our Festival