Lit/Up Beverley

“It was one of the best and most enjoyable festival events I’ve ever done!”
Sophie Hannah

“I’m a fan of literary festivals and this one was well-organised, enthusiastically attended and lots of fun from both sides of the stage. Many, many thanks to all who made it such an enjoyable event.”
Joanne Harris

The Festival

Unusual venues, informed audiences, show-stopping events, challenging questions, passion for all things literary, being wowed by emerging talent, rigorous workshops, national treasures, risk-taking and lots of laughs. It’s a whirlwind but we love it!

Beverley Literature festival has been running since 2002 and has played host to some of the top writers in the UK. It also promotes the very best in contemporary literature, showcasing emerging talent and some of the most surprising and engaging writers around.

You will find events in all our wonderful venues and the list of writers who will be joining us is growing. We’re starting to get excited…!