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Wolverhampton Literature Festival

Wolverhampton Literature Festival


City Centre


31 Jan 2020-2 Feb 2020


Arts and Culture

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8 6

‘All day’ event


For further information about individual events, please refer to the website. Whilst some events are free, there are charges for others.

Wolverhampton Literature Festival will be taking place between:

Friday 31st January and Sunday 2nd February 2020. 

It’s a Black Country focused festival of poetry, spoken word, readings, talks, live music, theatre, workshops. It showcases the very best of writers, speakers, performers, thinkers, activists and artists from across the UK.

The headline acts this year include:

The full programme of events can be viewed at  Wolverhampton Literature Festival

This popular event is now entering its fourth year and thanks to funding from Arts Council it is now a regular feature on the city’s calendar.

This year we have a great variety of entertainment lined up for the three-day festival with over 70 different events across many venues in the city. You can collect a copy of your brochure from Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Bantock House Museum, University of Wolverhampton and various other locations across the West Midlands.

Visitors will be able to listen to talks, watch performances and take part in practical workshops too. Whether you want to be inspired and entertained by writers and poets or share your own literary and performance skills, there really is something for everyone. 

The weekend will see the City of Wolverhampton come to life through literature and visitors of all ages to the festival are able to experience high quality events within our spectacular venues across the city.

In the run up to next year we are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help the festival. Some examples of roles will include event stewards, information stewards, workshop assistants, marketing and distribution assistants, and photographers. You don’t need any previous experience but we do ask that you are over 18 years of age and able to make a commitment to attend some of the festival.

To register your interest in volunteering, please get in touch with  ​

For any further information on Wolverhampton Literature Festival please email   
or call
01902 552055

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