Welcome to the Burnley Words Festival!

A celebration of all things wordy in Burnley

Bring your tall tales, your long reads, the lyrics of that song that plays on repeat in your head and that book you just can’t put down… Burnley Words Festival covers it all.

Here you will find all our latest opportunities for local writers, readers and word smiths, alongside news about our current projects, and of course all our upcoming events.

The festival will takeover Burnley Town Centre 16th June – 2nd July 2023, but you don’t have to wait until then to get involved! 

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