Poets busking outside the Manor House Museum

Submissions Open: 1 April 2017

Closing Date: 31 May 2017

Successful Applicants notified by: 30 June 2017

Who Can Apply

Groups or individuals from, or with strong links to, the Yorkshire Region are invited to submit an application to present a Fringe Event at the Festival in 2017. Writers, poets and live literature performers of all kinds including playwrights, singer songwriters and comedians writing their own material, can submit suggestions for a performance or presentation at the 2017 llkley Literature Festival Fringe which runs from 29 September – 15 October 2017.

Please note: the Festival Fringe is intended for non-professional writers and others who don’t set out to make a living from their writing work. Professional writers are welcome to make submissions if they would like to, but they should be aware that there are no fees for Fringe appearances.

What Kind of Event

Our selection aims to encompass a range of art forms and events with a connection to reading, writing and the spoken word and to reflect the diversity of the region.

Events in the last few years have included readings, discussions, performances, poetry, dramatised readings, new comedy, storytelling, events with music and/or film and dance, short stories, launches of new collections and off-the-wall events, including a musical about the Brontës and an event exploring ‘swim hiking’ which took place in the River Wharfe.

What We Provide

For each Fringe event the Festival provides the following:
A suitable venue, although your own venue (in Ilkley) if relevant, can be considered
Technical support where appropriate and possible
Publicity, both in our festival brochure and in our press releases
A steward where steward support is needed (eg. in a Festival venue or to guide people to an outdoor venue).

For more information and how to apply please download the ILF17 Fringe Application Pack (.doc 312KB).