Welcome to the Bradford Literature Festival, hailed as one of the most inspirational festivals in the UK. With over 500 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. Bradford truly is the place to be from 28th June- 7th July 2019!

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h 100 Awards - vote now!

Festival Director, Syima Aslam, has been nominated for a h 100 Award in Publishing & Writing. We need your help to bring this prestigious award home to Bradford and recognise the amazing work Syima has done in setting up the Festival. Click here to vote now!

Northern Noir: Crime Writing Competition

This year, we are delighted to launch a fantastic new competition to find the next generation of northern crime writers. Join us at Waterstones on 29th June to find out more!

The Brontë Stones Project

We are thrilled to announce to launch of our exciting Brontë Stones project, featuring new works by Kate Bush, Carol Ann Duffy, Jackie Kay and Jeanette Winterson. 

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