Leeds Lit Fest – 6th Year: 15 – 23 June

The organisers of Leeds Lit Fest have been delighted with the support the Festival has received for the past five years and are aiming to make this year’s both engaging and inspirational.

Expect another wonderful gathering of authors from Leeds and across the West Yorkshire region as well as invited national and international guests. Join in celebrating the richness and diversity of the City’s literary culture.

Leeds Lit Fest 2023 – Sudha Bhuchar

Jack Simpson, Leeds Lit Fest Chair and owner of the Hyde Park Book Club: “We’re really excited to bring together another programme of great events, with writers from around the region and guests from beyond.

It’s no secret that Leeds writing, and culture more broadly, is having a bit of a moment. Leeds Lit Fest has always sought to shine a light on the wealth of writing talent in the region.

This, the 6th Leeds Lit Fest, will continue this tradition. Expect a broad programme, run by partners across the City. We’ve really enjoyed the development of new audiences over the last few years and hope to see lots of familiar faces, and new ones, this year. The programme is looking really exciting and we’ll be able to share it in the next few weeks.

Make sure you keep an eye on our socials for announcements of book launches, meet-the-author opportunities, exciting new venues and interactive workshops.”

Leeds Lit Fest is organised by a dedicated group of partners from across the City including The Leeds Library, Hyde Park Book Club, MILIM, The Leeds Big Bookend and Northern Short Story Festival, Leeds Church Institute, Strix and Leeds Libraries.

Leeds Lit Fest 2023 – Lemn Sissay

As a newly registered Community Interest Company (CIC), Leeds Lit Fest will be reaching out to attract partnerships, sponsorships, grants, donations and collaborations with schools, businesses, trusts and foundations.

Sponsorship packages available this year include associate and individual events sponsor opportunities.

All photography from Leeds Lit Fest 2023 by Michael Godsall. Main image: Leeds Lit Fest 2023 – Panel Event – The Language of Fear

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