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Work for Ilkley Literature Festival

Apprentice Poet in Residence

Applications for 2017 Apprentice Poet in Residence are now open.

The Festival’s Apprentice Poet in Residence is an opportunity for an exceptional, emerging poet who is based in the Northern region and at the start of their career. As Apprentice Poet in Residence they will shadow this year’s Poet in Residence, Daljit Nagra. The apprentice will also spend time at Festival events and stage their own Fringe or other reading/event/workshop as appropriate.

Click here for more information on how to apply.

Closing date for applications: 9am Tuesday 2 May 2017



Volunteer Stewards

During the Festival and in the run-up to October each year, the Festival Staff are helped by a small army of volunteers without whom the Festival wouldn’t be possible.

Find out about different roles and how to apply.