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A bit about us.

Established in 2006, Huddersfield Literature Festival (HLF) takes place annually at the end of March (and sometimes early April) in venues across the town and online.

A respected event on the annual arts calendar, the Festival won the Examiner Community Award for Arts (2017) and was shortlisted as a finalist in the prestigious Welcome toYorkshire White Rose Awards three times (2016, 2017 & 2020), and was a finalist in the 2022 Kirklees Diversity, Equality and Innovation Awards.

The Festival welcomes around 150 performers and audiences of 4,000+ each year. We host approximately 50 events every year, in around 20 venues across the town. Our approval rating ranges from 98% – 100% every year (where audiences surveyed rate the events they attended as Excellent or Good). The Festival operates as a not-for-profit limited company, supported by grants, ticket sales and sponsorship.

We’re a small, dedicated team of passionate individuals working together for a common goal: to showcase emerging writers and artists alongside major names, create local community partnerships that actively engage with under-represented artists, performers, and audiences and offer diverse, accessible events for a wide range of people to enjoy arts and culture in Huddersfield.

Alongside major names, HLF offers a diverse range of innovative and creative events, including workshops and performance opportunities for emerging talent and the wider public. Inclusivity and accessibility is at the heart of everything we do. Many events are free or low cost and we actively reach out to and welcome approaches from local communities and organisations.

There are currently no job opportunities with Huddersfield Literature Festival, however, we are always looking for volunteers to help with our events, please see our volunteers page.