The Dragon Who Hates Poetry
With Dommy B from
BBC’s Rhyme Rocket.
Florence and Jem - the Whale in the woods
Julian Oxley’s forthcoming book,
featuring Meanwood Park.
The Leeds Novels of Lettice Cooper
Janet Douglas talks about the
early work of this neglected writer.
Jo Shapcott and Colin Speakman
A poetry double bill featuring, the ‘diamond hard imagery’ of the Costa award winning poet Jo Shapcott and Colin Speakman’s love of landscape.
Jasper Fforde mainly known for his Thursday Next novels has also published the Nursery Crime series and two more series, The Last Dragonslayer and Shades of Grey.
Tales of the Unexpected
Thrills, spills, adventures and mysteries with Maggie Mash and friends.
Leave to Remain
Starring Toby Jones.
In partnership with Films at Heart
Songs and stories on the
theme of hospitality.
In partnership with Café Lento
Dinner with the Decameron
Readings by Gigliola Sulis and
In partnership with Salvo’s Salumeria
Elephant and Colosseum
Doug Sandle presents his
reading of this short story.
Children’s Book Question Time
Nicolette Jones answers your questions about books to suit young people you know.
Young talent from around the city bring their words and music to Headingley.
The Yerney Project
A rehearsed and staged radio
play written and directed by Ray
Headingley LitFest welcomes Lemn Sissay - poet, author playwright and broadcaster - who appears at Leeds City Academy.
Murder and Mayhem
LITFEST BOOK LAUNCH
Alison Taft, LitFest writer in residence, on how she gets away with murder.
Back to Beckett
A creative and original look at
Samuel Beckett with Dave
We're Not Going Back
A musical evening with Red Ladder
commemorating the 30th
anniversary of the miners’ strike.
We can’t tell you anything about this I’m afraid.
By Trio Literati
Acclaimed author Juliet Barker discusses her account of the 1381 Peasants’ Revolt.
In partnership with Leeds Libraries
The King’s Psychic
Sean Stowell’s book
about about Dr Alexander
An intriguing and sensational true story
successful author of the
Shadows of the Apt
Tea and Cake with Oscar Wilde
Geoff Dibb portrays Wilde as never before.
In partnership with Leeds Salon
British Surrealism Opened Up
Jeffrey Sherwin’s book is the first layman’s guide to British surrealism.
A Year of Festivals in Ireland
Mark Graham’s tale of meandering misadventure and anti-economics.
In Partnership with Irish Arts Foundation
Stories from the War Hospital
Richard Wilcocks tells true stories of heroism, suffering and romance.
Poetry, short stories, plays ...
In partnership with the WEA and Osmondthorpe Hub
Debate at Ralph Thoresby
- In partnership with Leeds Salon
at Ralph Thoresby :
at Leeds City
masterclass for students at Lawnswood.
Magnetism and Electricity
In partnership with Café Scientifique
and The Hobbit.
With Claire Randall and Jane Sanderson.
In partnership with Leeds Combined Arts
South American Evening
Music from Mestisa and a little of the poetry of Paolo Coelho.
In partnership with Mint Café
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