Walk with Brontë Stones Project originator and author, Michael Stewart, as he follows in the footsteps of the famous sisters. Starting at the Brontës’ birthplace in Thornton village and ending at the Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth, this is a unique opportunity to hear the story behind the written responses of Carol Ann Duffy, Kate Bush, Jackie Kay, and Jeanette Winterson to the famous literary siblings – each piece specially commissioned by the festival in 2018.

Please note that the eight-mile route is challenging and includes narrow stiles, very uneven ground, hills, steps, and slippery surfaces. Appropriate footwear is essential. Please pack a lunch! Walkers must arrange their own transport back from Haworth.

About The Author

Michael Stewart

Michael Stewart’s debut novel, King Crow, was the winner of the Guardian’s Not-the-Booker Award. Other books: Couples; Café Assassin; Mr Jolly and Ill Will: The Untold Story of Heathcliff. Walking the Invisible, a hybrid memoir about the Brontës’ lives and landscapes, will be published by HarperCollins in June 2021. He is also the creator of the Brontë Stones project.