Four days of award-winning authors, brilliant storytelling, performances
which bring books to life, fun creative workshops, amazing poetry and spoken-word sessions and so much more! Visit Burnley Literary Festival for a fun-filled, fascinating four days, throughout Burnley town centre.
Please note: Louise Gornall has had to cancel her appearance on Saturday at Burnley Central Library
Above the Swan Inn, 44 St. James’ Street, Burnley Town Centre, Lancashire, BB11 1NQ
A terrific place so it is
A creative hub offering food, drinks and a wide range workshops and special events. Please note this is a first floor venue with no lift access.
62 St James’s St, BB11 1NH
A tremendous venue that’s for certain
A friendly coffee shop offering natural hearty food in a relaxing environment. Their Burnley Literary Festival session will be in the rear seating area, surrounded by books.
93 St James’s St, BB11 1PY
A brilliant place that’s for sure
Charter Walk Shopping Centre will be home to a dedicated pop-up festival venue for some of our amazing Burnley Literary Festival sessions.
11-15 St James’s St, BB11 1QL
A happy place of course
The golden arches and newly refurbished restaurant will host one of our brilliant Burnley Literary Festival sessions and proudly sponsoring Burnley Literary Festival 2017.
7 Howe Walk, BB11 1QB
A wonderful venue don’t you know
Little Barista is a welcoming independent family run coffee shop offering organic coffee and products, with vegan and gluten free options.
16 Boot Way, BB11 2EE
A splendiferous space so it is
A unique and family friendly tea room, where people of all ages and abilities can come and do arts, crafts and workshops.
18 Hammerton St, BB11 11NA
A super space that is clear
Recently refurbished with a brand new restaurant and fabulous cocktail bar. This venue brings a big city vibe to Burnley.
4 Nicholas St, Burnley, BB11 2EU
An excellent venue for sure
Burnley Women’s Centre offers a safe, female only space. Whatever your needs, you can drop in to your local centre any time between 10am and 3pm. The Centre delivers services aimed at ensuring that women can achieve their potential, develop their assets and skills and live safe, healthy and prosperous lives.
Manchester Rd, Burnley, BB11 1BH
A magnificent place it’s true
Burnley Mechanics is a Theatre in Burnley Town Centre, a charity run by Burnley leisure Trust. It is a grade II listed building with a long history. It delivers a diverse programme of events throughout the year ranging from music theatre productions, family shows, comedy, storytelling, and crafts and arts workshops.
The Festival will be hosting performances in the Front Room, Basement and Loft.
The venue is fully accessible with ramp access to the front of the building and lift access to all floors.
Burnley Market, Curzon St, Burnley, BB11 1BB
A fantastic space that’s right
Burnley Market, is the place to go for great quality local produce, beauty treatments, fashion, technology and an amazing variety of food. The Market’s Customer Rest area will provide a relaxed and informal venue for some of the Festival’s group sessions. The market is fully accessible by ramp and lift.
(Burnley FC in the Community)
83 The Balcony, Market Square, BB11 1AE
An exciting new place you’ll find
Burnley FC in the Community are hosting sessions in their brand new town centre community venue. This is a first floor venue but access is available by both lift and ramp.
Grimshaw Street, Burnley, BB11 2BD
A splendid space to be sure
Burnley Central Library is a centrally located library and community facility which offers a wide range of activities for children, teenagers and adults. It’s resources include books, e-books, DVDs CDs and computers.
Nearby disabled parking is available on Thompson car park.
There is ramp access at the front of the building and a lift is available to all floors.
3 Parker Lane, BB11 2BY
A delightful place you’ll see
This lovely authentic Italian café was last year voted Best Italian Coffee Shop in England, and has been shortlisted for the award again this year!
It is a style of fiction where brevity is key! It is a story told in few words. There will be Flash Fiction workshops during Burnley Literary Festival 2017 to help you. See burnleyliteraryfestival.co.uk for details.
We are inviting you to write a short story of a maximum of 10, 20 or 50 words. It can be about any topic, in any style, but must be your own work.
You can submit your entry to any and all categories. The winning entry from each category will be read out on BBC Radio Lancashire and the winners will appear live on air. The winner of each category will also receive a prize of books to the value of £100.
Submit your entry before midnight on the 23rd Oct 2017.
Please include a separate cover note with you name, contact details, category and Story title By email: email@example.com
Please mark your entry ‘Burnley Literary Festival Flash Fiction Competition’ in the subject line
By post: Burnley Literary Festival Flash Fiction Competition, Burnley Council, Parker Lane Offices, Burnley, BB11 2BY
Midnight on 23 October 2017
Yes – there’s lots of activities for children. Watch out for Jack Bookay’s crown in the programme!
Each event listing has a ‘Book Now’ link. Some events are free but require a ticket, some are free and just call in, and a small number have a small charge.
You can book for as many events as you like.
For venue location please check our handy town centre map, click above, ‘Map’. A description of each venue is listed, click above, ‘Venue’.
Please click above, ‘Contact’. Fill in the form and we will come back to you very soon.
Please check our venue listings, click above, ‘Venue’. We have made sure our venue selection is as accessible as possible. If you have any specific requirements please click above, ‘Contact’, fill in the form and we will come back to you very soon.
A link to Council parking facilities can be found here www.burnley.gov.uk/residents/streetscene/parking-and-cctv/parking
Charter Walk parking can be found here charterwalk.com/car-parking
Burnley town centre is a short walk from Burnley Manchester Road station. Trains travel to this station from Manchester, Blackburn, Leeds, York, Huddersfield, Hebden Bridge, Rochdale, Todmorden and more.
Burnley Central Station is also close to the town centre, and has trains services to/from Accrington, Colne, Preston and Blackpool and more. For more information about rail services visit www.northernrailway.co.uk
Burnley bus station is located in the town centre and is a short walk from each of the Festival venues. For more information on the station and timetables visit www.lancashirebus.co.uk
If you’ve got any questions that we haven’t answered here, or if you’d like to be involved in a future event – please get in touch.