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The Village Voice

18th Mar '18, 5:30pm

On 31st December 2017, strangers were spotted in an English village on the east coast. A live reading of the villagers’ conversation on social media, before the post was deleted

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Tipping the Iceberg

17th Mar '18, 9:30am

What lies concealed beneath the words we say? Poet and word-juggler John Hepworth takes a peek

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Origins of a Writer: Peter Spafford

17th Mar '18, 10:15am

In the latest in his series, Jaimes Lewis Moran talks to poet and playwright Peter Spafford about the writing life

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Heartline

17th Mar '18, 11:00am

Change affects us in ways we struggle to understand. Helen Thompson’s uplifting story faces it out

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Touchline

17th Mar '18, 11:15am

On one side, dreams are shattered; on the other, they are fulfilled. Mike Thompson’s tale of triumph over disappointment

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Town

17th Mar '18, 11:45am

Love is a beautiful thing but often dresses badly. Words and music from Wakefield’s finest: Jimmy Andrex and Jane Steele

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Reading Out

17th Mar '18, 12:30pm

Does hearing your own poem read aloud by another poet yield insights? Five poets find out, with James Fernie

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Between Water and Air

17th Mar '18, 1:30pm

Musical Arc present stories and music inspired by magical merdogs and shape-shifting kelpies

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The Space Between

17th Mar '18, 2:45pm

Poets Sandra Burnett and Gill Lambert ponder the female perspective on physical and emotional borders

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Live from The Leeds Library: Rob Cowen

17th Mar '18, 3:30pm

As part of the Wild Lines festival with Big Bookend, Rob Cowen talks about his landmark nature book, Common Ground

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250!

17th Mar '18, 4:45pm

The Leeds Library is one of the city’s best-hidden gems. Staff take us on a tour as they celebrate the 250th anniversary of its founding

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Tom Tit

17th Mar '18, 5:30pm

Mark Connors and John Lake from Armley Press preview Mark’s forthcoming second novel, Tom Tit and the Maniacs

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Six Minute Reads

17th Mar '18, 6:00pm

Short stories commissioned by Read Manchester from young writers in The Writing Squad, produced by Steve Dearden

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Ian Duhig

17th Mar '18, 6:45pm

Ian Duhig reads and talks about his work on Refugee Tales 2 (Comma Press) and about his Irish heritage on this St. Patrick’s Day Night

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Half Moon over the Chapel

17th Mar '18, 9:00pm

Writers from Half Moon Books in Otley perform an array of work, hosted by Mark Connors

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WordSurf

17th Mar '18, 10:00pm

Contributors to the first 3 issues of Leeds-based magazine Strix read their work in an immersive music and words float-around

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Never Worn

16th Mar '18, 9:15pm

Songwriter Ric Neale and poet Rob Reed perform their moving meditation in music and words on Hemingway’s shortest story

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Walking Back to Happiness

16th Mar '18, 9:15am

Helen Burke and Phil Pattinson kidnap happiness in poetry, music - and in their own inimitable way

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Writers in Transit

16th Mar '18, 10:15am

Peter Spafford talks to Artemis, International Writers at Leeds, and poets from Germany, France and Spain

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Off the Medieval Map

16th Mar '18, 11:15am

Poets Oz Hardwick and Hannah Stone follow medievalism as it morphs into contemporary art forms

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Beyond the Borderline

16th Mar '18, 12:15pm

Storyteller Vickie Orton and her guests share stories about the representation of disability in fairy tales

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Pocket Dante

16th Mar '18, 1:00pm

Actor and writer Roger Harington performs his own 15 minute introduction to Divinia Comedia

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Bi’An

16th Mar '18, 1:30pm

Playwright Mary Cooper, with writers Adam Strickson and Jenna Ng, talk about Bi’An, the UK’s brand new Chinese Writers Network

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Pocket Harington

16th Mar '18, 2:15pm

Roger Harington performs his own 15-minute introduction to the poetry of Roger Harington

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Let’s Dance

16th Mar '18, 2:30pm

A love story in two moving vehicles. Intriguing new radio drama from James Fernie and Linda Casper

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Once Upon a Time

16th Mar '18, 3:00pm

Sita Poran and Lucia Fella tell stories from the borderlands of life and the afterlife, with master storyteller Matthew Bellwood

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Lavender Ink

16th Mar '18, 3:45pm

It’s Pat’s wedding day and at least her mum’s happy. Till she remembers those letters. 1960’s drama from Rosalind Fairclough and JY Saville

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Portrait of a Pedestrian

16th Mar '18, 4:30pm

What’s the space we occupy as pedestrians? Joanna Sedgwick presents a series of her own poems and photographs

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On the Edges

16th Mar '18, 5:15pm

Otley’s Courthouse Writers, with James Nash, invite you into the borderlands through poetry, flash fiction and microdrama

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NeurodiVERSE

16th Mar '18, 6:30pm

Many people believe that being autistic and creative are mutually exclusive. NeurodiVERSE was created to challenge that