News

29/06/17

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


30/05/17

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


27/04/17

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


27/04/17

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


16/03/17

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


23/02/17

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


31/01/17

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


02/12/16

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


13/07/16

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


27/06/16

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


08/06/16

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


21/05/16

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


22/02/16

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


13/01/16

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


01/01/16

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


23/12/15

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


26/11/15

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


13/11/15

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


08/10/15

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


08/10/15

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


30/08/15

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


13/08/15

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


10/08/15

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


03/07/15

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


11/02/15

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


09/12/14

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


10/07/14

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


02/02/14

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


27/01/14

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


13/01/14

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


28/12/13

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


16/12/13

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


15/12/13

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


14/12/13

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


04/12/13

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


29/11/13

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


19/10/13

‘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


22/09/13

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


18/08/13

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


18/08/13

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


31/07/13

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


11/07/13

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


08/07/13

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


24/04/13

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


13/04/13

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


03/04/13

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


22/03/13

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


12/03/13

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


17/02/13

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


15/02/13

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


13/02/13

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


08/02/13

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


08/02/13

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


07/02/13

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


07/02/13

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


30/01/13

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


09/01/13

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


09/01/13

Welcome to the new Huddersfield Literature Festival website Read more