Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival

October 2024

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At the forefront of the literary scene thanks to its stellar lineup of literary names in relaxed and intimate settings, Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival 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, journalists, comedians and stars of the screen.

The 2023 programme featured bestselling authors and celebrated speakers from Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Rosemary Shrager to Andy McNab and Gaby Roslin, who joined a host of great writers on stage at The Crown Hotel, Harrogate, to share their stories. There was fun for all the family with Children’s Laurate Joseph Coelho and #DrawwithRob’s Rob Biddulph, whose joyful, interactive events were a wonderful way to launch Raworths Children’s Festival.

Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival will be back in 2024 with another enthralling literary lineup.

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

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