• Bradford Literature Festival 2017

    30th June – 9th July

    We are currently in the process of updating the
    Bradford Literature Festival website to bring
    you exciting news about our 2017 event!

  • Bradford Literature Festival 2017

    30th June – 9th July

    We are currently in the process of updating the
    Bradford Literature Festival website to bring
    you exciting news about our 2017 event!

  • Bradford Literature Festival 2017

    30th June – 9th July

    We are currently in the process of updating the
    Bradford Literature Festival website to bring
    you exciting news about our 2017 event!

  • Bradford Literature Festival 2017

    30th June – 9th July

    We are currently in the process of updating the
    Bradford Literature Festival website to bring
    you exciting news about our 2017 event!

Welcome to the Bradford Literature Festival, hailed as one of the most inspirational festivals in the UK. With over 200 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 really is the place to be from 30th June to the 9th July.

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 last year’s highlighted themes and their events.

Festival Information

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 blessed with a significant 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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