Leeds Church Institute is proud to support partners around the city who share our commitment to learning for the benefit of all. Our partnership with Leeds Lit Fest has grown and developed over the past few years, and now we’re proud that LCI Faith and Creativity Lead Bronagh Daly has joined the team behind the newly founded Community Interest Company, and is supporting the creative vision of the festival for the biggest and best event series yet! Get the dates in your diary… 13th – 15th June 2024!

Leeds Lit Fest is back for its 6th year! Festival organisers are delighted by the city’s support they have received over the last 5 years and aim to make this an engaging and inspirational festival filled with all things literary and a whole lot more!

Expect another wonderful gathering of authors from Leeds and across the West Yorkshire region as well as invited national and international guests.

They are urging Leeds citizens and beyond to save the dates – Saturday 15th – Sunday 23rd June – and join the city in celebrating the richness and diversity of its literary culture.

Jack Simpson, Leeds Lit Fest Chair and owner of the Hyde Park Book Club said, “We’re really excited to bring together another programme of great events, with writers from around the region and guests from beyond.

“It’s no secret that Leeds writing, and culture more broadly, is having a bit of a moment. Leeds Lit Fest has always sought to shine a light on the wealth of writing talent in the region.

“This, the 6th Leeds Lit Fest, will continue this tradition. Expect a broad programme, run by partners across the city. We’ve really enjoyed the development of new audiences over the last few years and hope to see lots of familiar faces, and new ones, this year. The programme is looking really exciting and we’ll be able to share it in the next few weeks.

“Make sure you keep an eye on our socials for announcements of book launches, meet the author opportunities, exciting new venues and interactive workshops.”

Leeds Lit Fest is organised by a dedicated group of partners from across the city including The Leeds Library, Hyde Park Book Club, MILIM, The Leeds Big Bookend and Northern Short Story Festival, Leeds Church Institute, Strix and Leeds Libraries.

As a newly registered Community Interest Company (CIC), Leeds Lit Fest will be reaching out to attract partnerships, sponsorships, grants, donations and collaborations with schools, businesses, trusts and foundations.

Sponsorship packages are available this year including associate and individual events sponsor opportunities.

Images: from Leeds Lit Fest 2023 by Michael Godsall