A FESTIVAL weekend takes place at Haworth’s Bronte Parsonage Museum this month.

The Bronte Festival of Women’s Writing is being staged from September 22 to 24.

Influential female poets, artists and writers will feature.

And to coincide with that, a family-orientated Bronte Free Festival-Words on the Street initiative is being organised.

It will include storytelling, animal-themed family yoga, pop-up poetry, mural art, craft workshops and street performers, in and around the museum grounds. The activities are free and no booking is required.

The 12th annual Festival of Women’s Writing is taking place in-person and online.

Inspired by the museum’s Year of the Wild, which examines the Brontes' connection to nature and the landscape, the festival will feature talks, workshops, panel discussions and participatory events. There will also be free family activities running throughout the weekend.

Amongst those featuring are Bradford-based multilingual poet, spoken word artist and author Nabeela Ahmed, and best-selling author and vegan food writer Katy Beskow ahead of the launch of her ninth cookbook, Easy Speedy Vegan.

Sharing stories of human spaceflight will be one of Britain’s leading experts on the subject, Libby Jackson.

Author, naturalist, illustrator and sometime presenter of BBC Springwatch, Emma Mitchell, will discuss how nature and creativity can improve mental health, as in her Sunday Times best-seller The Wild Remedy.

Also taking part are Katharine Norbury, author of The Fish Ladder, who more recently collated an anthology of work by women relating to the natural world, Women on Nature; and author of Teeth in the Back of My Neck, Monika Radojevic.

Sassy Holmes, programme officer at the Bronte Parsonage Museum, says: "It has been incredible to bring together some of the leading female writers on the natural world for this year’s festival.

"We know the outdoors played a really significant part in the life of the Bronte family and this connection resonates strongly with many of our visitors.

"It’s been important too that we continue to connect with our audiences all over the world by delivering our festival programme online as well as in person. Bronte fans and contemporary writing enthusiasts can all be part of our festival."

Also, currently on display at the museum is The Brontes and the Wild, curated by Ann Dinsdale and Sarah Laycock; Hardy and Free, a photography exhibition by Carolyn Mendelsohn celebrating women in the landscape, and items from the 2022 film Emily.

For full details, visit bronte.org.uk/whats-on.