Summer School

Ideal for any young person with a passion for creative writing, Summer School features two days of workshops, activities and performances.

In 2019, Summer School focused on creative writing, spoken word and musical workshops with guest tutors. We also introduced film making into the programme, allowing students to gain a better understanding of how film and spoken word can combine in exciting ways. We filmed the final performances to showcase the amazing talent on display.

Young Writers Summer School 2020

It is with sadness we confirm Summer School 2020 will not go ahead this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

It is a difficult decision but the safety of the young writers participating and our staff must be our number one priority.

We appreciate your understanding and ongoing support of the Ilkley Literature Festival.