The festival past and present
Since its inception in 2006, the Huddersfield Literature Festival has provided innovative and high-profile events to support and showcase both established and new, emerging writers and performers, as well as offering the opportunity to attend workshops and masterclasses.
The Festival is a not-for-profit organisation based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire; funding is sourced from ticket sales, grants and sponsorship.
Aims and objectives
1. To celebrate the written word by bringing big name authors to Huddersfield and supporting local talent.
2. To promote Huddersfield as a cultural centre to rival others, not only in West Yorkshire but UK-wide.
3. To bring people and revenue into the town centre for multi-venue events and encourage spending in the town centre (shops, bars, restaurants).
4. To provide access to events for those who might not normally attend because of financial or social issues or for reasons such as disability.