We are pleased to announce that the Huddersfield Literature Festival has been shorlisted for the White Rose Awards for the second year running. We are... Read more


Huddersfield Literature Festival 2017 are proud to annonunce we won the the Arts Award at the recent Examiner Community Awards which took place on 25th... Read more


We are delighted to announce that the judges of the Huddersfield Examiner Community Awards have selected the Festival as a finalist in the Arts category... Read more


The short story seems to be back in popularity and many authors write short stories alongside longer works. Last year, the novelist, playwright and radio... Read more


Picture taken from Huddersfield Examiner And the winner is… Huddersfield Literature Festival Announces The Winners Of The Courage Is Poetry Competition The winners of the... Read more


In a slight change to the Festival brochure, the performers at Poetic Licence - one of our partnership events with Magic Rock Tap - on... Read more


As the new Oastler Building at the University of Huddersfield is now opening at Easter rather than in January, our Festival events scheduled to take... Read more


Tickets on sale following announcements at preview event Tickets have been released for the 2017 Huddersfield Literature Festival, receiving an early boost at the preview... Read more


The 10th Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is currently open for entries, presenting a fantastic opportunity for budding and established writers and poets in Huddersfield and... Read more


The Huddersfield Literature Festival has been shortlisted for a prestigious White Rose Award in the Arts & Culture category. The organisers of the award, Welcome... Read more


Local author Jack Strange has just had his first novel published by Kensington Gore Publishing. Entitled Celebrity Chef Zombie Apocalypse , it’s part horror story... Read more


Now that the festival is over and we've packed up the banners for another year, it seems a good time to look back on this... Read more


This looks like a great deal of fun. Why not come along before you attend our HLF music/book pub quiz at Rhubarb later that evening. Read more


The latest update on the future of Almondbury Library, from Jill Mitchell, of Almondbury Library Friends Association (ALFA). Almondbury Library Friends Association or ALFA was... Read more


If you'd like to find out who's coming to this year's festival, take a look at our updated DIARY OF EVENTS page. From comedian Ben... Read more


Levison Wood's new five-part TV series Walking the Himalayas starts this Sunday 27 December on Channel 4, 8pm. The intrepid explorer crossed the Himalayas on... Read more


by Alicia Bruce, Volunteer Committee member On the evening of 25 November, a wonderfully eclectic gathering of bibliophiles descended on Huddersfield to talk all things... Read more


Beaumont Park's Beautiful Poetry …..where art meets nature We are inviting you to be a part of what we believe will be a unique experience... Read more


On Wednesday 25 November 2015 we will be holding a free preview event for HLF2016. Time: 6.00 - 8.00pm Venue: Huddersfield Mission , 3-13 Lord... Read more


Hope to see you at our October volunteers meeting - we have a great team but new faces are always welcome, whether 'townies' or students... Read more


Come along to our next volunteers meeting on Thursday 24 September, 6.00-7.00pm at the back of Student Central building (ground floor) at the University of... Read more


Our next Volunteers Meeting is on Tuesday 18 August from 7-8pm in the Upper Bar, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen Street, Huddersfield. Just turn up on... Read more


It was with great sadness that we learned of the passing (on 8 August) of David Nobbs, author of 20 novels, TV comedy writer for... Read more


Have you ever thought you would like to make a contribution to the festival - whether behind the scenes, marketing, helping us shape events or... Read more


Thank you to everyone who has attended our National Libraries Day events organised with Kirklees Libraries at a time when many of our local libraries... Read more


Polari returns to the Huddersfield Literature Festival Exciting, thought provoking, moving, funny: Polari is all these things and more – and it’s making a welcome... Read more


A short film showcasing some of the events that took place during HLF2014 was premiered on the big screens in Huddersfield and Holmfirth during Le... Read more


Congratulations to the Annapura Indian Dance group, which has won one of the coveted commissions for Yorkshire's forthcoming 100-day arts festival. The first ever arts... Read more


Following on from our latest blog about our forthcoming event with Anne Dickson, author of Teaching Men to Be Feminist (Sunday 16 March, 3-4pm, booking... Read more


The brand new Student Central space, which links to the Central Services building, officially opened today. The £22.5m building houses sport, leisure, eating, meeting, library... Read more


The Polari Literary Salon, which will be coming to Huddersfield on 8 March as Polari Up North, has won the Co-operative Bank's Respect 'Loved by... Read more


Festival Director Michelle Hodgson was asked to write about her memories of Iain (M) Banks for the Observer Review's end-of-year round up. You can read... Read more


The Festival has helped to raise money for the Red Cross working in the Philippines after the recent disaster. A VIP ticket was offered for... Read more


Chris Preddle, poet and translator of Sappho, and classicists Ken Walker and Tim Taylor will give a presentation on the works of Homer with exerts... Read more


On Saturday 8 March, the Red Ladder Theatre Company will present Wrong 'Un - A Suffragette's Story at the Lawrence Batley Theatre. February 1918, and... Read more


All of us at the Festival would like to send our congratulations to Vice-Chancellor Bob Cryan and to the University of Huddersfield for being awarded... Read more


‘Join the Circle’ for a live storytelling event The ancient art of storytelling will take a step into the modern age at a special pre-launch... Read more


The Wakefield Lit Festi is now on! Running from 21 - 30 September, the Yorkshire festival has as its theme: Everyone has a story. The... Read more


The Albert Poets - poetry reading dates The Albert Poets group has announced its programme of events up to March 2013 (see below). The March... Read more


And quietly the trees casting their crowns into the pools. September Ted Hughes Poetry in the Park Greenhead Park Saturday 7th September 1 - 3... Read more


Polari - “London’s peerless gay literary salon” (The Independent on Sunday) - has announced a new sponsor for its annual Polari First Book Prize: Société... Read more


Congratulations to Steve Ely for having 'Oswald’s Book of Hours' shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. Steve Ely is a poet from... Read more


The Albert Poets are holding their monthly meeting and poetry reading this Thursday 11 July at the usual venue, the back room of The Albert... Read more


Andrew Mitchell will be appearing on The One Show on Thursday 25 April (7.00-7.30pm). The poet, who gave a stirring performance of his poem about... Read more


Google Me - Lemn Sissay Huddersfield Literature Festival Patron Lemn Sissay will be visiting the University on the 10 July 2013 to deliver a public... Read more


Many of you will have read today that the author Iain Banks has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. The public sadness has been overwhelming as... Read more


HLF would like to congratulate Annabel Pitcher for winning the Waterstones children's book prize for her latest book Ketchup Clouds. The local author who is... Read more


David Barnett has posted a blog about his involvement in this year's festival: "This Sunday, March 17, I will be interviewing on stage at the... Read more


The Holmfirth Witers Group will be meeting at 9.30am on Saturday 2 March to discuss Christina Rossetti and her enigmatic poem, Goblin Market. The meeting... Read more


Sing Something Simple is a new theatre production from Huddersfield's Dark Horse Theatre. “My name is Spencer Parkin and I can’t sing…Can you?” Spencer’s Mum... Read more


Writing Intensive Days provide writers with the opportunity to take part in a day long workshop led by a professional writer. Each workshop will focus... Read more


The Mrs Sunderland Music Festival 2013 runs from Thursday 14 - Saturday 23 February . As part of the festival, there will be a Creative... Read more


Andy Booth, a former player for Huddersfield Town and now an ambassador for the club, and Robbie Hunter-Paul who made his name as a rugby... Read more


The campaign for Huddersfield - The Place to Make It has been successfully running for a while now, promoting all the benefits the town has... Read more


HLF2013 is grateful for the support of Welcome to Yorkshire, which will be mailing details of the festival to members and will feature HLF2013 on... Read more


Over the next few weeks, film students from the University of Huddersfield will be making a film that celebrates books and showcases what Huddersfield has... Read more


Kate Atkinson, Jeremy Dyson, Joanne Harris, Annabel Pitcher, Jodi Picoult, Monkey Poet, Michael Stewart More to follow… For more information on our full schedule of... Read more


Welcome to the new Huddersfield Literature Festival website Read more