This year our special afternoon event for school groups is with author Morris Gleitzman – schools’ afternoons always sell out so make sure your school gets tickets… > more.
After the huge success of last year, we will be running our next residential Summer School for young people who love writing from Fri 29 to Sun 31 August and we hope that you would like to come… > more
Listen to an interview by Ilkley Young Writers with the Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, followed by a reading of ‘A Skirtful of Stones’. – the Festival’s 40th anniversary poem… > more
The Poetry Postbox on Ilkley Moor is now complete! Visit a stone, write a poem post it. Download your free Trail Guide now and visit the specially engraved ‘Stanza Stones’ with poems written by Simon Armitage for yourself… > more
Download our free publications created for the Festival’s 40th anniversary including Mushaira Memories, A Decade of Poets in Residence and 40 Years of Reading. Download your copy now… > more
You can now listen again to our online radio station featuring news and interviews with writers, audience and volunteers recorded at the Festival. Head to the elfm website now… > more