TOP authors are heading to Huddersfield.
And they will be sharing their skills at the next Huddersfield Literature Festival.
The event will take place from March 14 to 17 with a stellar line up of internationally renowned authors.
The festival will include events with Huddersfield-based global bestseller Joanne Harris, Whitbread winner Kate Atkinson, acclaimed novelist Jeremy Dyson who is one of the writers of The League of Gentlemen, and young adult author Annabel Pitcher.
There will also be a special post-festival event with Jodi Picoult on April 3, at Huddersfield Town Hall, organised with Kirklees Library Services.
A new festival director has been also been appointed.
Michelle Hodgson, of events organisers Key Words of Huddersfield, is taking on the role.
Michelle, who worked in book publishing for many years, will be working closely with a student team from the University of Huddersfield, with support from the previous festival director Michael Stewart.
There will be creative writing workshops for adults and teens and the festival team is also looking at scheduling poetry, Manga and local history events.
The new festival director said:“A vibrant literature festival is a positive thing for Huddersfield.
“The festival has hosted some excellent events in the past and we are very lucky to have the support of the University of Huddersfield, Kirklees Library Services, Waterstones and many other organisations in the town for HLF2013.”
She continued: “We hope to offer something for everyone, from VIP passes for those who are passionate about books to complimentary places for particular sectors of the community.
“We welcome approaches from anyone interested in getting involved in any way.”
The festival is also keen to hear from any local businesses that would like to partner with HLF2013.
To find out more, visit the HLF2013 website: email@example.com or telephone 01484 430228. You can also follow HLF2013 on Twitter at: @Hudd_Lit_Fest