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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 26th June – 5th July 2020!

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Discounted & Free 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.

Northern Lights

Northern Lights is a collaborative project between the Edinburgh International Book Festival and Bradford Literature Festival designed to bring together Northern and Scottish publishers.

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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. Click here to find out more!

2018: A Winning Year

In 2018, BLF was named as Yorkshire’s Tourism Event of the Year, and took home the Education trophy at the Raising the Bar Awards. Festival Director, Syima Aslam, won the H100 award for Publishing and was named  Professional of the Year at the Yorkshire Asian Business Awards.

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