The 2017 festival has now finished.

Look out for highlights and image galleries coming soon!

Welcome to the Bradford Literature Festival, hailed as one of the most inspirational festivals in the UK. With over 300 events packed into iconic venues across 10 days, we celebrate the written and spoken word in all its wonderful forms. Every year we invite world-renowned authors, poets, musicians and artists to visit our spectacular city and share their expertise and passions with you, the audience.

Festival Themes

The festival prides itself on exploring current affairs and topical subjects, as well as history, literature and poetry. Each year the festival focuses on particular themes, see below for this year’s highlighted themes and their events.

Festival Information

2017 Comic Con Weekend

This year we will host our first Comic Con weekend! Click here for more information and to get involved.

2016 Festival Highlights

Click here to see highlights from the 2016 festival and a sneak peak of what’s to come in 2017!

Bradford History & Heritage

Bradford is known not only for its artistic excellence and cultural, architectural and literary heritage, but the Yorkshire city also boasts an impressive history.

Travel & Accomodation

We want you to make sure your visit to the festival is as enjoyable and relaxing as possible. Read our helpful hints on the best accommodation and how to travel to the city.

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