ILKLEY Literature Festival has announced plans for a radically changed season of events in place of its normal autumn live festival.

Organisers are presenting a programme of digital content and activity that will be presented to audiences safely whilst still promoting all things reading, writing and creativity.

A spokesman said: “Rather than focusing on just two weeks in October, the new programme of activities will launch in September and continue right through to Spring 2021, when a bumper Spring Series of live events is planned to take place.

“There will be lots of things to choose from, some free, others ticketed.

“A weekend of digital talks will take place on October 24 and 25. Focussing on the theme of ‘Injustice’ audiences will be able to view free online talks and performances, featuring writers of fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

“Starting in August there will be a programme of creative workshops for both adults and young people, ranging from writing for wellbeing to crime fiction and creating animated poetry. With a maximum of 20 participants some of these will be delivered in person whilst others will run online.

Be All Write will continue to test people’s knowledge with literature-based quizzes and weekly writing challenges. There will also be a new digital showcase across ILF’s Fringe social media platforms.