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Tom Kelly Four Big Splashes Poetry from four talented prize winning authors Becky Cherriman, Ian Harker, Tom Kelly and Tom Weir
The Worst of Times The Worst of Times: A book by Paul Wignall.  How Life on Earth Survived 80 Million Years of Extinctions
Monday 14 March
A book by Paul Wignall. How Life on Earth Survived 80 Million Years of Extinctions
7.30pm New Headingley Club £2
partnership with cafe scientifique
The Worst of Times
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Contributors Ken Livingstone BEING RED: A Politics for the future Women of Mystery Crime writers Sophie Hannah, Danuta Reah, Helen Cadbury and Alison Taft are this year’s Women Of Mystery panel. Pitch and Pen : Ever wondered whether that idea you have for a novel could fly? Here’s a chance to pitch your story to a team of publishing industry professionals. A Song for my Father Ian Clayton reflects on a lifelong search for a father figure The Oval World Tony Collins reads from his new book and talks Leeds’ place in the story of rugby. Sex, Power and the Court of Charles II Don Jordan takes us inside the Palace of Whitehall to introduce us to the king’s lovers, including Nell Gwyn, Florence and Jem - The Wooden Dragon Set in Meanwood Woods and The Hollies the illustrated children’s story follows Florence and her dog A LitFest BOOK LAUNCH Cinema Stories Poets James Nash and Matthew Hedley Stoppard document legendary Leeds picturehouses Eat with Adonis Ali Ahmad Said Esber, also known as Adonis is a Syrian poet. Hear some of his poems (in English), listen to music, and eat ! Dinner with Petrarch Chiara Sbordoni and Richard Wilcocks read Petrarch’s sonnets to you while you eat. Poetry and Performance by Ralph Thoresby poets coached by Matthew Hedley Stoppard: with music and dance Poetry Gala Lawnswood Poetry and much else by Lawnswood students. With John Siddique coach and guest performer Intriguing Tales A collection of of poetry, stories, life writing and intriguing tales Sankakei - On an Eastern Breeze Poets Amina Alyal, Oz Hardwick, and musician Michael Graham A Manxman in Leeds Doug Sandle finds links between Leeds and the Island. Poetry, story, music and song. The Booles and the Hintons  Gerry Kennedy: a biographical quest. Ever wondered about Boolean logic? Beyond The Hundredth Monkey Claire Rae Randal The back story to Waking The Monkey! Becoming the Hundredth Monkey Creative writing and poetry performances at secondary and primary schools. Creative writing and performance with disabled writers from Osmondthorpe Hub, in partnership with Headingley writers, both WEA groups. Andrew McMillan and Linda Black A poetry double bill featuring: Guardian First Book award winning poet Andrew McMillan (who looks at masculinity, the body and intimacy) and Linda Black’s ’enviably achieved powerful pieces’ Enclosed! John Clare, Poet Trio Literati with soprano Eleanor Rastall offer a colourful and unexpected portrait of the man and the vanishing rural England which inspired him. The Ten Thousand Hoops John talks about the difficulties of writing award winning The Ten Thousand Things and of getting it published.The Ten Thousand Hoops John talks about the difficulties of writing award winning The Ten Thousand Things and of getting it published. Cabaret Thirty Do you love to tread the boards? If you are under thirty, or okay if you look under thirty, this is your chance to perform. How independent is Ireland? Bernard Purcell explores Ireland after independence when its authors still had to go abroad, to find creative freedom... The Beat Goes On Tribute to the Beat Generation. Come wearing what you think is the coolest gear for a beatnik. Jauja Jauja plus three short films by local Cinage students Friendly Fire Sound Company tell the story of ‘old pals’, with songs from the First World War. Science Fiction Cinema Liz Rymer explores the speculative nature of Science Fiction cinema Four Big Splashes Poetry from four talented prize winning authors Becky Cherriman, Ian Harker, Tom Kelly and Tom Weir
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