Welcome to The York Festival blog. This is where you'll find news and updates. And stories from or about festival stars, the team, York locals and people with a special connection to the town. There are also links to our York Stories podcasts.


A tale of two Yorks

A TALE OF TWO YORKS Before I went to York, I lived in York. Let me explain. I grew up in the small town of York, in WA’s Avon Valley. In 2000, I first visited the cathedral city of York, in England’s north-east, and have since returned on a number

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John Kinsella: writing the Wheatbelt

JOHN KINSELLA: WRITING THE WHEATBELT All my work is driven by anxiety,” John Kinsella admits. One of the finest poets writing in English today, the wheatbelt resident seems always to require something to push against, respond to, argue with, riff on, transform, develop, deconstruct. “I react to ‘things’ because I

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York – a winter journey

YORK – A WINTER JOURNEY Like Lyonesse, or one of those towns drowned by a reservoir, York is, on this frosty winter’s morning, submerged by a fog flooding the valley. Standing on the Mt Brown lookout, I strain to catch sight of a church steeple, at least. I cannot. York

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We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the beautiful lands on which The York Festival takes place, the Ballardong Noongar people. We honour and pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging.


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