Ryedale Book Festival
29th June - Journey for Freedom
Enjoy a two-course dinner with special guests Christina Lamb and Emma Jane Kirby, authors of ‘The Girl from Aleppo’ and ‘The Optician of Lampedusa’, and hear about some of the inspirational journeys of the people they have met.
27th January - Magical Stories at Kirkby Library
The chance to enjoy an afternoon of magical book events and take part in our Magic Story Quiz.
The Mile Roses and Mandy Coe
Multi instrumental folk musicians and performance poetry with The Mile Roses and Mandy Coe.
Meet Julia Chapman, author of the Dales detective mysteries, Date with Death, and Date with Malice.
September 22nd 2017 - Leanda de Lisle
Meet historical writer, Leanda de Lisle and hear about her new book, Tudor – The Family Story, a fascinating tale of our most vivid royal dynasty.
September 22nd 2017 - Austentatious
Austentatious is an improvised comedy play starring a cast of the country’s quickest comic performers. Every single show the cast conjure up a brand new ‘lost’ Jane Austen novel based on nothing more than a title suggested by the audience.
September 22nd 2017 - Oskar's Amazing Adventure
The tale of a puppy’s search for friendship in the wilderness of the Alps with storytelling, physical theatre, puppetry music, song and even close up magic.
September 23rd 2017 - Malton
Thrillers, historical fiction, crime, racing, literary heroes, fast cars, space travel and station cats. We have something for everyone this September in Malton.
September 23rd 2017 - Malton for kids
Stories, art, pottery and more for young readers and pet-lovers with special guest appearances from Lauren Child, Tim Hopgood and Andrew Cope.
September 7th 2017 - Wendy Holden
August 20th 2017 - Yorkshire Arboretum
July 13th 2017 - Kirkbymoorside
June 25th 2017 - Scampston Hall
Join Ryedale Book Festival for a day of literary delights with a nature theme. These are free events included with standard admission to Scampston Walled Garden.
April 1st 2017 - Nunnington Hall
Visit the romantic National Trust property at Nunnington Hall for free on Saturday 1st April and take part of a range of activities that are designed to appeal to book lovers of all ages.