Public Events

Here are some of the public events/workshops I’m running over the next month or so. It will be updated regularly to include any new events, so hope to see you at some of them.

Full details [times and venues] of festival events can be found on

www.beverley-literature-festival.org/Festival-Programme-page-3.html

www.welcometosheffield.co.uk/visit/off-the-shelf/programme

hwww.ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk/

Friday 2nd October
Secrets and Lives with…Lisa Jewell and Rosie Millard in conversation, East Riding Theatre, Beverley, 7.30-8.30pm, as part of the Beverley Literature Festival

Saturday 3rd October
‘Bog Bodies Uncovered’ Miranda Aldhouse-Green in conversation , Ilkley Playhouse, 1.45-2,45pm, as part of the Ilkley Literature Festival

‘Sophie and the Sybil’, introducing Patricia Duncker talking about her latest novel, Ilkley Playhouse 5-6pm, as part of the Ilkley Literature Festival

‘The Quality of Silence’ Rosamund Lupton in conversation, Ilkley Playhouse, 7.30 -8.30pm, as part of the Ilkley Literature Festival.

Sunday 4th October
Sophie Hannah in conversation, Ilkley Playhouse, 4-5pm, as part of the Ilkley Literature Festival, talking about her crime-writing and poetry. as part of the Ilkley Literature Festival.

Monday 5th October
‘The Art of Being Normal’ Young adult writers James Dawson, Sam Hepburn and Lisa Williamson in conversation, Ilkley Playhouse, 6.30-7.30pm, as part of the Ilkley Literature Festival.

Tuesday 6th October
Alison Weir in conversation about her latest biography, ‘The Lost Tudor Princess’, Ilkley Playhouse, 7.30-8.30pm, as part of the Ilkley Literature Festival.

Wednesday 7th
October
‘A New Africa Breaks Free’, Alex Perry discusses his latest book, Ilkley Playhouse , 7.30-8.30pm, as part of the Ilkley Literature Festival.

Thursday 8th
October
National Poetry Day: I’m leading a writing workshop, with a reading from my poetry, Armley Library, 2-3.30pm

Then reading with a bunch of very talented poets, Headingley Library from 7pm

Saturday 10
th October
Goole Readers’ Day
with writers Alison Taft, Jonathan Taylor and Ray Clarke at Junction, Goole, 10.30am -3.30pm
www.junctiongoole.co.uk

Sunday 11th October
Jenny Éclair in conversation, Craiglands Hotel, 12.30-1.30pm, as part of the Ilkley Literature Festival.

Writing from Latvia, poet Karlis Verdins reading and in conversation, 2-3pm, Rombalds Hotel, as part of the Ilkley Literature Festival.

‘Animal QC’, Gary Bell talks about his life, 4-5pm, Craiglands Hotel, as part of the Ilkley Literature Festival.

‘Losing It’, Helen Lederer in conversation about her new novel, 8-9pm, Craiglands Hotel, as part of the Ilkley Literature Festival.

Tuesday 13th October
Jane Smiley in conversation, 7.30-8.30pm, Ilkley Playhouse, 7.30-8.30pm, as part of the Ilkley Literature Festival.

Thursday 15
th October
‘Heat’, Ranulph Fiennes in conversation, The Kings Hall, 2-3pm, as part of the Ilkley Literature Festival.

‘In the Footsteps of Odysseus’ Harry Mount in conversation, Clarke Foley Centre, 7.30-8.30pm, as part of the Ilkley Literature Festival.

Friday 16th October
‘The Planet Remade’ Harry Mount in conversation, Ilkley Playhouse, 7.30-8.30pm, as part of the Ilkley Literature Festival.

Saturday 17
th October
Poetry writing workshop, Sheffield Central Library, 10.30-12.30pm, as part of the Sheffield ‘Off the Shelf’ literature festival.

‘Up Against the Night’, Justin Cartwright in conversation, Rombalds Hotel, 5-6pm, as part of the Ilkley Literature Festival.

Sunday 18th October
M.C. Beaton in conversation. The crime writer talks about her writing, Clarke Foley Centre, 2-3pm, as part of the Ilkley Literature Festival.

Thursday 22
nd October

‘Poets on Bar Street’ I give a reading at Wardle and Jones Books, 6.30 -7.30pm, Bar Street, Scarborough

Tuesday 10
th November
Launch of ‘Cinema Stories’ my new collection with Matthew Hedley Stoppard, Leeds Town Hall, 7pm, as part of the Leeds International Film Festival