Donate to our Snow Appeal … and receive an exclusive ‘Snow’ Stanza Stone Christmas card signed by one of ILF 2018’s biggest names

Donate £25 or more to the Snow Appeal and as a thank you you’ll receive a Christmas card signed by one of the stars of the 2018 Festival.

Thanks to the generous support of Spellman Walker we have 500 limited edition cards featuring the Snow Stone and poem by Simon Armitage, each signed by one of our headline authors including…

Alan Bennett
Susan Calman
Mary Portas
Jacqueline Wilson
Carol Ann Duffy and Imtiaz Dharker
Simon Armitage
Mark Billingham
Jenni Murray
John Suchet
Jack Monroe
Nick Hewer

The card you receive will be selected at random.
Each card has space to add your own message should you wish to send it on to someone special.

Inspired by the Snow Stone, which was recently vandalised and is in need of costly repairs we are launching the 2018 Snow Fundraising Appeal to raise £10,000 to support our work throughout the year including repairing Snow Stone.

We are already off to a great start thanks to the fantastic team at National Trust Marsden Moor who have generously agreed to contribute to part of the costs of the Snow Stone repairs but we need to raise more in order to get the work done.

Ilkley Literature Festival is much more than two weeks of events every October. We work year-round on projects including weekly writing groups for children and young people, author visits to schools, supporting writers to make new work and of course major projects like the Stanza Stones.

By donating to the Snow Appeal you will be making a real difference and supporting our work. For instance:

• £5 provides a ticket for a young person to attend a Festival event

• £15 covers the costs of materials for a Story Explorers participant

• £50 subsidises a Summer School place for a young writer

• £150 covers the costs of an author visit a local school

• £500 supports an emerging writer to create new work for the Festival

Click here to donate to the Snow Appeal