Huddersfield Literature Festival 2016

Huddersfield Literature Festival Marks Ten Years

Marking 10 years in 2016, the line-up for the Huddersfield Literature Festival has been its strongest yet.  The 2016 Festival also marked the centenary of the birth of Harold Wilson in Huddersfield, and the bi-centenary of the birth of Charlotte Bronte.

Irvine Welsh, explorer Levison Wood, Joanne Harris, actor and comedian Ben Miller, theatre critic Michael Billington, poet and playwright Lemn Sissay, Christopher Fowler, Rupert Thomson, Claire Harman, Milly Johnson and Egyptologist Joann Fletcher all featured this year.  Alan Johnson MP presented the annual Harold Wilson Lecture, in partnership with the University of Huddersfield and the Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales.

A Big Screen Family Day, John Peel Pub Quiz, Writing and Publishing Workshops, events for National Libraries Day, LGBT events, Open Mic Night and Poetry Competition ensured that the tenth anniversary has been celebrated in style.

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The HLF is committed to providing accessible events and some events this year had live subtitling by Stagetext to give deaf, deafened and hard of hearing audiences access to events.

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