Your chance to win an exclusive poster signed by Sir Patrick Stewart!

And help Huddersfield Literature Festival raise £10,000 through the ‘Match It’ fundraising programme

Huddersfield Literature Festival (HLF) is offering its supporters the chance to win one of five bundles of books, including some first editions and signed copies, and a signed, framed poster of Festival patron Sir Patrick Stewart.

The book bundles on offer include murder, mystery and suspense from authors including Frances Brody, Simon Beckett and Ali Knight; health and wellbeing books including journalist Lucy Mangan’s ‘Bedtime Stories for Stressed Out Adults’ and Cheryl Rickman’s ‘The Happiness Bible’; Theatre and autobiography from former theatre critic Michael Billington and former Secretary of State Alan Johnson; romance on the dance floor from Strictly Come Dancing professional, Anton Du Beke and a heartwarming wartime love story from Alexander McCall Smith; and an examination of contemporary issues from authors including paramedic Jake Jones and Maya Goodfellow whose book ‘Hostile Environment’ looks at how immigrants become scapegoats.

To be in with a chance of winning you must make a donation to the Festival’s Local Giving page by 31 January 2021. Your donation will be doubled through the ‘Match It’ funding programme run by the local One Community Foundation, with all proceeds going towards Festival events. Anyone who has already donated will also be entered into the competition. To find out more go to https://localgiving.org/donation/HLF

Michelle Hodgson, Director of Huddersfield Literature Festival, said: “This is an exciting opportunity for us to raise much-needed funds for the Festival. Covid19 meant that we had to cancel all our live events last March and we have been affected again with the recent lockdown rules – but we are determined to bring the best of literature to our supporters in West Yorkshire.”

The Festival will return on 18-28 March 20201, with the theme of ‘Escape’ and an exciting mix of outdoor and online events – followed by a programme of indoor events later in the year. Festival audiences can be confident that they will be welcomed into a safe environment with the correct Covid-19 measures in place and Safer Event Organiser Accreditation.

To receive details of Huddersfield Literature Festival events go to https://www.huddlitfest.org.uk/ and subscribe to receive Festival newsletters and special offers. The Festival is funded by Arts Council England.

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