HIGHLIGHTS

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.

Annual events include:

  • In Conversations with bestselling authors
  • Talks and panel discussions
  • Free Family Day and other children’s events
  • Creative writing workshops
  • Open Mic Night, Poetry Slam, PechaKucha, performance poetry
  • Literary Afternoon Tea
  • Comedy performances and multi-arts events
  • Library events

Previous performers have included:

Kate Adie                    Simon Armitage                      Kate Atkinson
Kit De Waal                 Jeremy Dyson                         Susie Dent
Tim Dowling                Joanne Harris                         Vaseem Khan
Alan Johnson              Murray Lachlan Young           Helen Lederer
Lucy Mangan              Jenni Murray                           Ben Miller
Henry Normal             Jodi Picoult                              Ian Rankin
Michèle Roberts         Lemn Sissay                            Sir Patrick Stewart
Jeremy Vine               Irvine Welsh                             Jah Wobble
Levison Wood

EVENTS

OUR AWARDS

FESTIVAL SUPPORTERS

 

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