"In 2013, we are relaunching the Huddersfield Literature Festival and we need your support. We hope you will join us in making the 2013 Festival a success and continuing to build on the reputation that the Festival has established for hosting great events, attracting big name authors and promoting new writing.
In past years, the Festival has welcomed writers as diverse as Simon Armitage, Anne Fine, A L Kennedy, Andrew Motion, David Nobbs, David Peace, Alexei Sayle and Mark E Smith.
Having worked in the publishing industry for many years, as well as interviewing authors for the national and regional press, I was delighted to be offered the opportunity to be involved with this year's Festival.
Whether you are an avid reader or simply want to help lift the profile of the town, please keep checking back on the site and show your support by booking on to events and spreading the word about the Festival.
I look forward to meeting you at Festival events; meanwhile, please feel free to contact me if you would like to get involved in any way. "
Michelle Hodgson, Festival Director
Picture credit: Jonathan Jacob