POET and writer Simon Armitage will headline the first ever Wakefield Lit Fest.
The week-long celebration of reading and writing will take place from September 22.
Mr Armitage will read extracts from his latest book, Walking Home, which chronicles his journey along the Pennine Way in 2010.
The award winning author will also read from a selection of his poetry.
The full festival line up will be announced on Monday, August 20 when tickets will go on sale at Theatre Royal Wakefield.
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