Preview: York Literature Festival

York Literature Festival 2016

A festival celebrating literature and literary writers is being held in the beautiful York. Taking place between the 10th and 23rd of March this year, and across a variety of locations in the city. The events range from interviews and performances from nationally respected writers, including the poets Wendy Cope and Carol Ann Duffy, crime writer Val McDermid and Carnegie Medal winner Tanya Landman, to discussions on feminism, politics, genetics and football. The event also offers advice and guidance on writing sonnets, becoming a novelist and writing stand-up comedy. Austen’s Women, a highly popular show, is also returning to the festival on the 22nd and 23rd of March, providing entertaining performances of Jane Austen’s heroines. The festival also offers a guided walk around York’s sites of literary merit, providing an insight into the city’s literary history.  

With such a wide range of events taking place, there is something for everyone. The festival is truly a celebration of the rich history of York, and an opportunity to recognise national and York-based writers.    

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