Wed 7 -
Sun 18
October 2020
An online festival celebrating poetry, literature and spoken word events.
All events held online via Zoom


Poetry Competition

The East Riding Festival of Words poetry competition is now open for entries. This year's theme is 'My companion, my best friend'. Entries will be judged by a panel of published Yorkshire poets.

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 2019 Festival of Words 'My Mind, My Thoughts' poetry competition winners were announced on the 25 January 2019, and winning entries are available to read online. Entries were judged by a panel of published Yorkshire poets, led by James Nash.

View the winners!