Who we are

Over the last 16 years, East Riding Libraries, through its Wordquake project, has developed a reputation for bringing the best in literature to the East Riding of Yorkshire through their flagship festivals, Beverley Literature Festival and Bridlington Poetry Festival, thanks to the continuing support and commitment of East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

More recently we have embarked on some ambitious projects and activities that have embraced our whole community. The Festival on the Run has seen us take pop-up poetry and pop-up theatre out on the road to libraries across the county. We’ve put poetry on buses, we’ve poetry on prescription and we’ve even mashed poetry up with parkour.

We thought it was time for a change. So welcome to Lit/Up.


We are working on the festival programme right now! For information, contact lama.admin@eastriding.gov.uk or phone 01482 392699 (Mon-Fri, 9am-4.45pm).

Social media

For updates about LitUp, find us on Facebook or follow us on twitter @bevlitfest @bridpoetryfest.