The Leeds Library announces its Leeds Lit Fest programme! Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th March 2019
We are proud to announce that The Leeds Library is a key partner in the first ever Leeds Lit Fest.  The festival which has been organised by a steering group representing a number of organisations committed to literary events and activities in the city also includes Chapel FM, Leeds Central Library, The Carriageworks Theatre, The Leeds Big Bookend, Headingley LitFest, Hyde Park Book Club, MiliM Lit Fest, Found Fiction and of course The Leeds Library will be taking place from Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th March.

The Library will be hosting 17 events across the 5 day festival as well as actively promoting several other events taking place at venues including the Leeds Corn Exchange, Mill Hill Chapel and Holy Trinity Church.

Highlights of the Library programme will include:-

  • Performances of both¬†Beowulf by Seth Kiebel¬†who recently performed at the British Library to critical acclaim (Friday 8th March at 7.30pm) and¬†A Pleasing Terror by Nunkie Theatre¬†which will be a thrilling performance of 2 classic ghost stories¬† by M.R. James.
  • Book readings taking place by¬†Lynne Murphy¬†(Thursday 7th March),¬†Brian Wood MC¬†and¬†Jenni Murray¬†(both Saturday 9th March) and¬†Anna Beer¬†(Sunday 10th March).
  • Special festival editions of¬†Chelping¬†– our spoken word evening¬† (Wednesday 6th March at 7.30pm) and¬†The¬†Leeds Library Salon¬†(Saturday 9th March at 6.30pm).
  • and for those who missed it the first time around, we will be running the¬†Poetry Ghost Walk with Mark Pajak¬†from Wednesday 6th to Saturday 9th March.¬† This event was one of our highlights of our 250th Anniversary programme.

The Leeds Lit Fest will be launched on Monday 18th February by¬†David Peace at The Leeds Library.¬† As one of the Yorkshire’s greatest writers, it is a huge privilege for the Library to be hosting David who currently lives in Japan. The festival launch will be featured on ITV’s Calendar programme on the evening of the event and broadcast live by Chapel FM.

How Do You Book for a Leeds Lit Fest 2019 Event?

Full details of the many events that The Leeds Library will hosting for the festival can be found on our website at

For the full details of all Leeds Lit Fest 2019 events, please visit

We hope members take this great opportunity to support what should be a fantastic festival not just for the Library but for the city of Leeds.


Events at The Leeds Library