Welcome to the Festival of Words with East Riding Libraries.

Our festival team (comprised of East Riding Libraries staff!) are checking what you like reading, what's hot on the book sellers shelves and what's due to be big next year, to bring you a fascinating line-up of author talks, workshops and performances.

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.

Free membership

Books from the festival are available to read from your local library for free. It's quick, easy and FREE to join East Riding Libraries. Being a library member gives you access to books, large print, audiobooks, eBooks, eMagazines and so much more. Set up your account online or pop into your local library with some ID.