The Dales Book Festival welcomes Authors from around the Yorkshire Dales for a celebration of books.

This year we have an amazing lineup of talented and inspiring authors, This fantastic event is being held at the Leyburn Arts Centre, Leyburn North Yorkshire on August 4th 2017.

Featured Authors

Juliet Barker – Fri 4th August -10am-11am

Juliet Barker is an internationally recognised authority on the Brontës, a former curator and librarian of the Brontë Parsonage Museum at Haworth and author of many works on the family,…

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Calling all Young Writers!

This year we are hosting a Young Writers Competition as part of the Dales Festival. The competition is split into 2 categories – for children aged 4-9, and for older…

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This year is the very first Dales Book Festival, being held in Leyburn North Yorkshire. Our aim is to create vibrant, affordable and inspiring festival for everyone who enjoys reading, listening to stories, illustrated books and the spoken word.

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