Leeds LitFest




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Leeds Lit Fest is back! Returning for its fourth year, the city’s festival of words and thought will be a welcome interruption to the continuing uncertainty and challenges of the past and present year. Running for more than a week, the Festival kicks off with the Children and Family Festival at Leeds Central Library on Saturday 26th February, and continues right until Sunday 6th March.
Our family events programme has a focus on the environment and climate action. If your children are animal lovers they can enjoy stories about how respecting animals and appreciating nature can inspire us all to be more caring human beings and to understand that however insignificant we may feel, we can also make a difference. Expect author events, storytelling, movie nights and more.

Other highlights include the return of our popular literary quiz, writers’ workshops, a discussion on short stories and the chance to hear songs from Commoners Choir and Harmony Choir. We look forward to welcoming you.
About Leeds Lit Fest

Leeds Lit Fest is delivered by a partnership of 9 Leeds-based creative arts and literature-based organisations which are committed to celebrating and championing literature and writing in Leeds and to engaging and inspiring its people to get involved in creative activities linked to literature.

Current partner organisations include The Leeds Library, The Leeds Big Bookend and Northern Short Story Festival, Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds Libraries, Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds Church Institute, Strix, MILIM and Headingley LitFest, supported by independent bookshop Truman Books in Farsley.

In 2020, Leeds Lit Fest won Best Literary Festival at the national Saboteur Awards after being shortlisted in 2019. The festival celebrates the vibrant and thriving literature scene that exists in Leeds with local writers and performers showcasing their talents along with national and international artists with an exciting programme of author talks, workshops, panels, performance, digital, poetry and spoken word events.


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