Welcome to the Festival of Words with East Riding Libraries.

This literary celebration is brought to you by our expert library team, who have been keeping a close eye on the East Riding's favourite reads. Join us for a jam-packed literary bonanza Tuesday 15 to Sunday 20 October 2019.

We've invited acclaimed authors from near and far to join in with the festivities. Find out what's in store on the events page.

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.