The Huddersfield Literature Festival (HLF) is an award-winning 10-day Festival held annually in March. The Festival showcases emerging writers and artists alongside major names in a diverse programme of author talks, workshops, multi-arts performances, community-led projects, spoken word, BAME, LGBTQ+ and family friendly events. With many free and low-cost events, including some with Stagetext live subtitling, and Access Guides commissioned for key venues, the Festival promotes accessibility for under-represented audiences and performers.
Established in 2006, the Festival is now a major fixture on the cultural calendar of the town. Run as a not-for-profit limited company, the Festival is funded by ticket sales, sponsorship and grants from the University of Huddersfield and Arts Council England. Its diverse Steering Committee has wide-ranging experience and the volunteer team receives extensive training and is accredited with a Kirklees Volunteering Quality Award. The Festival is directed by bespoke plans for Long-Term Sustainability, Representation and the Environment.
Huddersfield Literature Festival joins the Prosper North community as part of Edition 2.