29 Jan 2020


There is no dedicated car parking for the festival. The front car park is often full but space should be available in the main car park.

Make your way to the Corner Lounge in the University Centre to register as a festival visitor and obtain your pass, which will...

21 Jan 2020

We are delighted to announce that celebrated poet, Paul Sutherland, will be holding a poetry clinic at the Annual Literary Festival on the 5th February from 10am.

To book your 20 minute slot with Paul email: admin@hammondhouse.org.uk

Paul is a Canadian-British poet who h...

17 Jan 2020

Bestselling author, Lynette Creswell, will be joining us at the 2020 Literary Festival and will be running a free writing clinic, giving advice on all things literary – including feedback on your writing, tips on how to get your work published, the difference between t...

15 Jan 2020

We're so excited to announce that singer-songwriter Rachel Makena will be performing live at the 2020 Annual Literary Festival!

Join her from 11am for an intimate set. 

Rachel's website >> 


18 Dec 2019

We're excited to announce that the Annual Literary Festival will return for the third year running! ​

Join us on Wednesday 5th February 2020 for a celebration of all things literary. Held at the University Centre Grimsby, the Annual Literary Festival is a chance to meet...

16 Dec 2019

🏆 The results are in! 🏆 

Last night, competition judge and presenter, Hugh Riches, revealed the winners of this year's competition on BillboardTV. If you missed the announcement you can catch it here >> Link

The results are now live on our website. You can find th...

15 Dec 2019

Not long until the results for this year's competition are announced!

Join Hugh Riches tonight at 6:30pm for the special announcement on BillboardTV's December episode. Winners in all three categories will be revealed.

You can catch the episode on Billboard's YouTube cha...

9 Dec 2019

It's almost time to announce the winners of our 2019 competition...

On Sunday 15th December judge and presenter, Hugh Riches, takes to the screen in Billboards's December episode and announces the winners of this year's competition in all three categories. You can catch...

28 Nov 2019

Lots of discussion - and lots of drinks... 🍸

Last night the Hammond House judges got together to deliberate (or argue) with each other about the winners of the 2019 Writing Competition. A lot of good fun was had and some final decisions were made...

The competition winn...

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