Four fun-packed days of poetry, literature and spoken word events
Beverley & Bridlington

About the festival

Welcome to the Festival of Words brought to you by East Riding Libraries. Our dedicated team have been taking note of what the East Riding loves to read. We have created a jam-packed schedule of authors, speakers, theatre performances and workshops just for you. The Festival of Words replaces the former literature festival (LitUp) to bring The East Riding of Yorkshire an extravaganza of the most talented authors and performers to ignite your love of words. We look forward to seeing you there.

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Poetry competition

Share your story in our poetry competition and you could win up to £500! There are categories for adults and children. Adult entries will be judged by local poet James Nash.

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Children's Festival

The children's festival features a fabulous line up of fun authors, energetic storytelling and healthy dose of toilet humour! We're very excited about Nick Arnold's 'Horrible Science Show' which brings the multi-award winning Horrible Science series to life.

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