Book Related Events and Festivals 2015
As we are now based in Settle we would like to promote some of the events that are happening in this vibrant town – rich with literary happenings.
The Settle Storytelling Festival is taking place from 10 – 12th October 2015 (tbc)
Settle Stories is a charity based organisation with a Mission to ‘change the world through stories’.
Their aims are:
1. To increase respect and understanding between different cultures through story.
2. To increase the skills and knowledge of storytelling for all.
3. To increase access to Yorkshire stories and heritage.
4. To broaden the media used for storytelling.
There are a range of upcoming events which they are involved in but the main event for them is their Storytelling Festival which was reviewed as as one of the top 5 storytelling festivals to watch out for by international magazine News Week and was listed as one of the top 5 festivals in Yorkshire by The State of the Arts.
Literary Festivals 2015 – North West England and Scotland
York Literature Festival – 19th – 29 March, 2015
Festival Website: York Literature Festival
Leigh and Wigan – Dates not confirmed
Festival Website: http://www.wordstogether.org/
Scarborough – The Easter Long Weekend (15-19 April, 2015)
Festival Website: Books by the Beach
Wigtown Town Book Festival – 25th April -4th May
Bradford Literature Festival – 15-24 May
Hebden Bridge, West of Bradford. – 26 June- July 5, 2015
Festival Website: www.hebdenbridgeartsfestival.co.uk
Lytham Festival, Lancashire – 2-9 August, 2015
Prestwich, North Manchester, Lancs – Dates not confirmed
Website: Prestwich Book Festival
Penistone, South Yorkshire – Dates not confirmed
Carlisle Literary Festival, Cumbria – 4th-6th September
Website: Borderlines Carlisle