Fri 16 -
Sun 18
October 2020
A festival celebrating poetry, literature and spoken word events
Treasure House, Beverley

Festival of Words

Our festival team are busy planning for the third Festival of Words, around the dates of Friday 16 to Sunday 18 October (although we normally get carried away and add more days on!)

We'll also have a 'Mini Spring Fest' in 2020, with a variety of authors visiting libraries around the county - details to follow on here! In the meantime, please follow @ERWordFest on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and we'll keep you updated

Children's Festival

The children's festival features a fabulous line up of fun authors, energetic storytelling and a barrel of laughs!

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2019 Poetry Competition

The East Riding Festival of Words 2019 poetry competition is now open for entries. This year's theme is 'My Mind, My Thoughts'. Entries will be judged by a panel of published Yorkshire poets, led by James Nash. Poems are submitted anonymously, so each entry is judged on its own merits.

How to enter