Well, 2011 really was our best year to date - fantastic events with Ian Rankin, Lucy Worsley, Adam Hart Davis, Jon Ronson, Debi Gliori and Mark Radcliffe to mention just a few, plus jewellery making with Tatty Devine and the Poetry Takeaway taking the people of Leeds by storm.
Adam Hart Davis said of the festival: “You provided the best audience I had all week; they asked the most difficult questions, and they bought the most books. And what a wonderful venue.” What fantastic feedback - we’re going to do our best to make 2012 another festival to remember!
We can now confirm that this year’s festival will take place from 6th-14th October 2012.
We’re now busy programming this year’s event, which, as well as including author talks, panels, workshops and children’s events, will hold some special surprises! We’re very excited to have received a funding award from Leeds Inspired to develop new work around the theme of playfulness so watch this space – more details coming soon…