A LITERARY festival will conclude this weekend with the launch of an anthology.

The launch of the Literary Festival Anthology 2013 takes place in Darlington on Saturday, May 31, providing a fitting end to the town's successful Literary Festival.

The anthology features the work of North-East writers such as Jo Colley, Tracey Iceton, Pauline Plummer and Ira Lightman.

Contributions from writers groups Vane Women and the Inkerman Writers are also included, along with the winning entries from a short story writing competition held at last year's festival.

The launch, which features readings from the anthology, will take place at the Voodoo Cafe on Skinnergate between noon and 2pm.

Entry is free and all proceeds from the sale of the anthology will go to Darlington for Culture.