Sat 11
A festival celebrating poetry, literature and spoken word events
Treasure House, Beverley

Spring Dayfest

Our Spring Dayfest feature a collection of hand-picked authors brought to us by New Writing North, who support writing and reading in the North of England. Their annual Read Regional campaign celebrates selected new books which are showcased at author events in libraries and literary festivals across the North.

Join us at The Treasure House on Saturday 11 May for this jam packed day of exciting Northern authors.

Save money with a day pass

Save money and see all your favourite authors. You can get a day pass for the whole of the Spring Dayfest and take part in all author talks and the poetry workshop on the day.

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2018 Poetry Winners

The 2018 Festival of Words poetry competition winners were announced on the 26 January 2019, and winning entries are available to read online. The 2019 Festival of Words Poetry Competition will launch at the Spring Dayfest, more details coming soon!

Read 2018 Winners

Festival of Words 2019

The full four-day Festival of Words extravaganza will return in October 2019. We've invited an amazing selection of authors for this year. Check back here for more information closer to the time.