Summer at Sangam Festival & our Autumn Programme
This summer we are presenting three events at Sangam Festival – Rumi: The Alchemy of Love, The Lightless Sky: My Journey to Safety as a Child Refugee by Gulwali Passarlay, and a series of free children’s craft workshops with the Children’s Art School. See our Events page for booking/info.
Autumn Programme – Our event with Queen of Crime Val McDermid is now available for booking! Plus Story Walks, Stafflex Treasure Hunt with singing puppet birds in September and further events in October – more information coming very soon.
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.
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.
Authors from previous festivals…
Quotes from some of the authors who have attended our Festival