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Join Ilkley Literature Festival

Applications for 2018 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, Imtiaz Dharker. The apprentice will also spend time at Festival events and stage their own Fringe or other reading/event/workshop as appropriate.

Click here for the the full Apprentice Poet in Residence Brief and detail of how to apply.

Closing date for applications: 12pm Wednesday 16 May 2018

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.