30 August – 1 September 2017

After another successful Summer School last year, Ilkley Literature Festival will be running our next residential Summer School for young people (aged 12+) who love writing at the end of this year’s Summer Holiday and we hope very much that you would like to come!


Wednesday 30 August morning to Friday 1 September midday 2017.


Lineham sleeps 28 young people, with four young people to a room. We will have DBS checked staff to look after the young people alongside the writing tutors We are going to have a lot of fun BUT if anyone would like to take part but doesn’t want to stay over then they can come as a day visitor.

What we will be doing

This is an outline of the sort of thing we are planning:

Wed afternoon: arrive 2.30pm onwards, followed by fun writing games and getting to know you activities
Wed evening:
writing workshop with a guest tutor
Wed late:
campfire activities
Thu morning:
writing workshop and outdoor surprises 
Thu afternoon:
workshop with a guest tutor and then preparing for evening
Thu evening: we’ll be staging our own cabaret
Fri morning: breakfast and packing, 11am leave for home


£40 including all meals, workshops and accommodation. (£15 per day for day visitors)

Reduced Rates:
£25 each for two (or more) young people from one family
£20 concessionary rate for any young person where parents/carers are in receipt of means tested benefits eg. Family Credit.

A full bursary to cover all costs is available for any young person who would not otherwise be able to attend.

Please contact the Festival for details.

How  to book

If you would like to come please download this form complete and return together with your cheque to:

Ilkley Literature Festival
9 The Grove
LS29 9LW

Places will be on a first come, first served, basis and we will be sending detailed  info and standard forms about medical needs etc out to everyone who books.

We are currently fully booked on overnight places for girls and boys aged 12 to 17.

We still have overnight places for girls aged 18 to 21.

Please don’t hesitate to contact the Festival with any queries via info@ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk or 01943 601210.


Event Details

  • WhenWed 30 August - Fri 1 Sept 2016
  • Price£40
  • VenueLineham Farm, Swan Lane, Eccup, Leeds, LS16 8AZ
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