York Literature Festival returns in March, with 40 events held over 12 days. The 2014 festival features a wide range of events, including workshops, performances, theatre, storytelling, author events and more.
Headliners for 2014 include poet and broadcaster Roger McGough, acclaimed writer and women's champion Germaine Greer, Mastermind presenter John Humphrys, ex-poert laureate Andrew Motion, scientist Robert Winston and New Labour stalwart Alan Johnson. Cycling expert William Fotheringham will be on hand to celebrate the run-up to the Tour De France, and writer Lucinda Hawskley will discuss the early days of radical feminism in her book March, Women, March. Acclaimed poets Helen Mort, Emily Berry and Rebecca Goss will read their work at York St John University. There will be a guided walk around York's sites of literary interest, and a number of free events.
The event is supported by York St John University, York Museums Trust,York Theatre Royal, Visit York, City Screen Cinema, Blackwell's books, St Peter's School, City of York Council and York Mix website. Miles Salter, Festival Director, said: 'There are events for all ages. The 2014 programme is wide ranging and engaging, with nationally known names heading to York. This is our most ambitious programme to date and it’s going to be a fantastic twelve days in York.