York Literature Festival 2020

St Peter's School

York Literature Festival 2020


York Literature Festival is back with its annual celebration of the written and spoken word. Starting on 19 March 2020, over seven days, St Peter’s will be hosting 10 well-known personalities and authors.

Topping the bill will be cultural icon Melvyn Bragg, The Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda Owen, and TV presenter Kate Humble. Broadcaster Kirsty Wark talks about her latest book (and much more!) while renowned TV historian Suzannah Lipscomb discusses Women, Sex and Power in the 16th Century.

“Once again we’ve been able to attract some household names to come and speak in York on a wide range of topics,” says Festival Director Nick David. “But the 2020 festival isn’t just about them. This year, thanks to a package of Arts Council funding, we’re more diverse than ever”

“We’ve made our programme as wide-ranging as possible,” adds Festival Chair, Rob O’Connor. “Not just in terms of the type of events but also in the locations we use”. St Peter’s are proud to be hosting, however, this can mean spaces are limited and some events are bound to be popular so early booking is recommended.

A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for parents and pupils. Please email marketing@stpetersyork.org.uk for enquiries.

Full information and ticket links can be obtained through the Festival website or you can pick up a brochure from the York Theatre Royal Box Office, the Visitor Centre at Make It York or York Explore Library and Archives.

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