Children's Festival
30 Jul - 9 Aug
Celebrating poetry, literature and spoken word events.
Adult's festival
13 - 22 Oct

Children's Festival

The children's festival features a fabulous line up of fun authors, energetic storytelling and a barrel of laughs! The children's festival is being held separately to the adult's Festival of Words this year, which will return in October. More details will be available closer to the event.

Children's Festival

Poetry Competition

Find out how to enter this year's poetry competition, with the theme 'My wonderful world'. There will be prizes for adults and childrens entries, judged by a panel of published Yorkshire poets. We will be holding a special reading event of the winning poems after the festival. You can read the winning entries from last year's competition, with the theme 'My reasons to be cheerful'.