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About Us

Who We Are

Leeds Lit Fest is run by a partnership of arts organisations and a team of volunteers. Current partner organisations include The Leeds Library (principal partner), Leeds Libraries, Carriageworks Theatre, The Leeds Big Bookend and Northern Short Story Festival, Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds Church Institute, Chapel FM, Strix, Headingley LitFest and MILIM. 

Our principal funders are Arts Council England National Lottery and Leeds Inspired, part of Leeds City Council.

The core objectives of the Festival are to:

 Champion literature and writing in Leeds

 Engage new audiences in spoken word and literature

 Assist in growing and developing links within Leeds between partners committed to championing books, writing and literature

 Assist partners in developing their profile for their core work

 Bring nationally and internationally significant literature events to Leeds

 Celebrate heritage and heritage buildings in the city centre

 Be the leading contemporary literature festival in the North of England within ten years

In working towards these objectives, we are establishing a reputation for commissioning, developing and delivering a number of high quality and non-traditional literature inspired events for the city.

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