Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival

20 – 23 October 2022


A stellar line-up of literary names in beautifully intimate settings, Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival returns from 20 – 23 October 2022. 

2022 celebrates 10 years of Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival. At the forefront of the literary scene thanks to its star-studded line-up of literary names in relaxed and intimate settings, it has become the hot ticket on the national Festival circuit and was picked out as ‘One of the UK’s best Literary Festivals’ by Harpers Bazaar and ‘One of the Top 3 Literary Festivals in the UK’ by the Guardian.

We celebrate great writing and leading thinkers, sharing stories to as wide an audience as possible with a diverse programme designed to entertain, inspire, educate, challenge and amuse. Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival is recognised for championing up and-coming talent along with attracting best-selling authors, influential politicians, historians, comedians and stars of the screen.

2022 is no exception, as we welcome Countdown’s Queen of Dictionary Corner Susie Dent, Antiques Roadshow’s Ronnie Archer-Morgan, President of the Supreme Court Lady Hale, historical fiction heavyweight Robert Harris and a host of other household names to Harrogate.

Plus Raworths heads outside with a host of free activities for all the family. Keep an eye out for our Raworths Run, the perfect opportunity for that energy boost to get you through the day, and our Pinewoods Book Trail, a cosy autumn walk in a beautiful setting where you can test your book knowledge with the whole family. If a trail outdoors isn’t for you, then pair beers with books and prosecco with prose in our Publit Trial across Harrogate’s best-loved spots. And don’t miss our spectacular, giant digital installation projected outside The Crown Hotel starring – you! Find yourself reciting Shakespeare, singing to the crowd or telling a good old fashioned joke in Talking Heads.

More programme announcements are coming throughout October, but in the meantime, head to our What’s On page and explore the star-studded line-up of historians, broadcasters, authors, playwrights and political players set to join us between 20 and 23 October.


One of the UK’s best Literary Festivals’ – Harpers Bazaar

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