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Welcome to the Bradford Literature Festival, hailed as one of the most inspirational and inclusive 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, speakers, musicians and artists to visit our spectacular city and share their knowledge and passions with you, the audience. Drawing visitors from far and wide to West Yorkshire, Bradford truly is the place to be from 26th June – 5th July 2020. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Words in the Winter

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th December 2019.

An uplifting mini-programme of events taking place at venues across the city. Join us as we celebrate the literature and poetry of 2019, offer a platform to new voices, and invite families and children of all ages to take part in making and storytelling with a festive twist!

Festival Administrator Vacancy

Are you a confident and experienced administrator looking to work in a more creative environment? We’re looking for a Festival Administrator to join the BLF team. Applications are open now!

Free & Discounted Tickets

Here at BLF, we are committed to making all our events as inclusive and accessible as possible, which is why our ticket prices remain low and why many of our events are free.

The Brontë Stones Project

In 2018 we were thrilled to announce the launch of our exciting Brontë Stones project, featuring new works by Kate Bush, Carol Ann Duffy, Jackie Kay and Jeanette Winterson. The final piece – the Anne Stone – was unveiled at the 2019 Festival.

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