21st September - 23rd September 2017

Wakefield Lit Fest / Everyone has a story...

Watch this space for news about Wakefield Lit Fest 2017 - a programme that celebrates reading and writing that takes place across the city. Founded in 2012 and organised by Beam - each festival programme includes a range of community-led events including poetry readings, writers workshops, spoken word, performance, music and more alongside an array of events organised by our brilliant festival partners.

Come along to our 'Lit Fest in a Day' in Castleford on Saturday 20th May - a free one day festival that celebrates the Castleford! Find out more about the free family friendly events and our special guests including Mark Thomas,Ian Clayon, Toria Garbutt, Colson Smith, Topsy Turvy Theatre and more!

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With special thanks to Alison Cassels, Dean Freeman, Terry Hodgkinson, Miles Pinfold, Kevin Trickett, the Beam board and all our fantastic festival partners, writers, performers and volunteers for your continued enthusiasm and support.

We'd also like to thank our programme partners who create and host events that make Lit Fest unique to the district:

Hemsworth Art and Community Academy, The Art House, The Hepworth Wakefield, The Tap and Barrel, National Coal Mining Museum, Nostell Priory, Wakefield Cathedral, Wakefield Labour Club (The Red Shed), Wakefield Libraries and Museums and Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

We also extend our thanks to our festival friends at Create, Ridings Shopping Centre, Trinity Walk Shopping Centre and Westgate Unitarian Chapel.

The Beam Lit Fest Team are Hollie Latham Lit Fest Project Manager; with Frances Smith, Kate Watson and Helen Ainsley.

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