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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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

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.