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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Save money with a day pass

Save money and see all your favourite authors. You can get a day pass for Next Big Thing with our up-and-coming authors on Friday 19 October. Scream with delight on our Dead Good Day on Saturday 20 October including the musical performance in the evening. Or enjoy travelling the world without leaving Beverley on our Location, Location, Location day on Sunday 21 October.

Will you win a Golden Ticket?

We've hidden digital Golden Tickets in books by authors appearing in the Festival of Words 2018. For your chance to win a pair of tickets to an event or a day pass, take part in our give-away.

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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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