Saturday, 27 June 2015

Ilkley Literature Festival 2015

The first names of those appearing at Ilkley Literature Festival 2015 have just been announced:


2015 Festival Highlights

We are excited to announce the first names appearing at Ilkley Literature Festival this October.
Former Business Secretary Vince Cable, novelists Karen Joy Fowler, Sophie Hannah and Caryl Phillips are just four of the many authors coming to Ilkley this October, along with campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez and Bake-Off Stars Frances Quinn and Howard Middleton who will all be making their first appearence at the Festival.
Find out more about the first 7 names announced for ILF15.

The full programme will be announced on 10 August with tickets on sale from Tuesday 1 September.

New Look Festival Website

After months of hard work behind the scenes we have just launched our redesigned website and we think it looks fantastic!

As well as sharing all the latest Festival news and selling tickets, we'll be posting lots about our development work in schools latest projects and blogs about books and literature, so check back regularly for updates.

Click here to visit the website.

Philippa Gregory

Don't miss the chance to hear the Queen of Historical Fiction, Philippa Gregory discussing her new book The Taming of the Queen at the Kings Hall in August.

Philippa Gregory
7.30pm, Wednesday 19 August
Kings Hall, Ilkley
Book your tickets now.


Ilkley Young Writers Events

Ilkley Young Writers have two great events coming up in July:

The Mighty Write Workshop
1-3.30pm, Sunday 5 July
The Space, Hebden Bridge Town Hall

As part of the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival, the Young Writers will be running a writing workshop for anyone aged 12-18.
A fun and inclusive workshop based around the senses. Create a mighty landscape of sights, sounds, smells, and even feelings and tastes! The workshop also includes a chance to share your work.
More information

Voices of a New Generation Slam
7.30pm, Tuesday 7 July
West Yorkshire Playhouse

The Young Writers will also be performing in the youth poetry slam festival produced by Leeds Young Authors. Come and celebrate the power of spoken word and live performance in the city of Leeds. Featuring performances from guest judge Hollie McNish.
More information

Young Poets Network Competitions

Young Poets Network have got some great competitions running for poets aged 25 and under running at the moment.

You could try your hand at translating poetry for a new prize supported by the British Council or submit your own work responding to WWII poetry for the Timothy Corellis Poetry Prize.

More information

Inscribe Poetry Residential with Jackie Kay

Interested in an inspiring, intensive, long weekend? Working on your poetry? Developing your critical and editing skills?

This is fantastic opportunity to gather with other poets from around the country who are your creative peers, to spend an intensive two and a half days on your craft.

31 July - 2 August
More information

Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival

Harrogate is welcoming a host of exciting authors for the Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival from 2 -5 July.

Alan Johnson, Jenny Eclair, Sadie Jones and Noddy Holder are among the names appearing at the weekend long festival at the Crown Hotel.

2 -5 July
More information
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