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China in Leeds

Thu 20th Apr '17, 12:45pm

Fan Yang writes a poem a week. Here she reads her work and talks about the relationship between writing and identity.

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Essential Stories

Sun 17th Apr '16, 4:45pm

Iby Knill’s new book ‘The Woman With Nine Lives’ is out now. She discusses the nature of storytelling with Matthew Bellwood.

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Life, Love, and Lyrics

Sun 17th Apr '16, 11:00am

Doc Holiday goes behind the lines. Songwriters of Leeds discuss their ideas and inspirations, and play their music in the studio.

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Scripts Unscripted

Sun 17th Apr '16, 12:15pm

Richard Caves and Marcos Avlonitis host an in-depth look at scriptwriting, and its future in our online world.

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Meet the Poets

Sun 17th Apr '16, 1:15pm

Jo Brandon hosts this opportunity to hear poems from three Yorkshire poets: Peter Spafford, Suzannah Evans and Matthew Hedley Stoppard

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Down the Rabbit Hole

Sun 17th Apr '16, 2:15pm

Ever wondered where writers go for their inspiration? Tune in to Ilkley Writers—Andrea Hardaker, JY Saville and Rosalind York—as they burrow deep.

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Air Pick

Sun 17th Apr '16, 10:15pm

Poet Hannah Stone, author of Lodestone, recently published by Stairwell Books, offers highlights from the day’s broadcasts.

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Eastern Breeze

Sun 17th Apr '16, 3:15pm

Japanese-style words and music built upon the thundering beats of taiko drumming, presented by Sankakei - Amina Alyal and Oz Hardwick with musician Michael Graham.

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Love the Words – W.O.A ’16

Sat 16th Apr '16, 12:00pm

Chapel FM’s young writers present their recent work and talk about books, words, music, and life.

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Listen with Linda

Sat 16th Apr '16, 1:30pm

A new voice in children’s broadcasting - story, rhythm and rhyme on the airwaves to delight and inspire children and all the family.

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Throwing Mother in the Skip

Sat 16th Apr '16, 2:15pm

William Thirsk-Gaskill presents an examination of growing up, relationship break-up, the passing of time, mental turmoil, and bereavement, with two funny ones.

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Cake, Chapter 1

Sat 16th Apr '16, 3:30pm

Nigel Stone tells the story of a man who wants to open a shop that sells books and cakes, pay as you feel.

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Word Feast

Sat 16th Apr '16, 4:15pm

Poets Joanna Sedgwick and Mark Connors discuss and read from their debut poetry pamphlets, out now through local publishers, OWF (Otley Word Feast) Press.

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Stairwell Writers

Sat 16th Apr '16, 5:30pm

Small publishers are a way for new writers to get their work published. Authors from Stairwell Books in York discuss how they got into print

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The Exhibitionists

Sat 16th Apr '16, 6:15pm

Poets from York’s The Spoken Word showcase their poems and writing in a relaxed open mic format, hosted by Alan Gillott.

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Fictions of Every Kind

Sat 16th Apr '16, 7:15pm

Fictions is a DIY writers social night and literary non-profit event. This programme features regular open mic participants and music from past performers.

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Slam into the Air

Sat 16th Apr '16, 8:45pm

Poets from Leeds and beyond participate in a competitive poetry performance competition. Performances judged by the studio audience and live feedback.

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Origins of a Writer

Fri 15th Apr '16, 11:30am

Local bard Jaimes Lewis Moran asks poet James Nash about how he started to write, and what inspires him to keep at it.

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Radio Life

Fri 15th Apr '16, 12:00pm

In her 30-year career with The BBC, Mary Kelemkerian was instrumental in launching, amongst other things, Radio 4 Extra. Here she talks with Helen Burke.

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WordSurf

Fri 15th Apr '16, 12:30pm

Celebrating the first ten years of Templar, this atmospheric immersion in poetry and music features poets from the pioneering publishing house reading their own work.

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A Yam Affair

Fri 15th Apr '16, 1:30pm

Paul Eubanks’ first book for children was published in English and phonetic Jamaican. Here he reads from his new work, ‘Quincy and the Yam Affair’.

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Funeral Quartet

Fri 15th Apr '16, 2:00pm

Four car journeys to the same funeral. Four sets of relatives. Four scenes. And four writers: Linda Caspar, James Fernie, Jaimes Lewis Moran, Charlotte Carrick.

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Unearthed

Fri 15th Apr '16, 3:15pm

The extraordinary lives of men and women at Leeds’ main war hospital a century ago: Richard Wilcocks tells some of the true stories he discovered.

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Songs of Love and Loss

Fri 15th Apr '16, 4:00pm

Learning to love also means letting go. Prose and poetry written from real life experiences, straight from the heart, presented by local writer Barney Bardsley.

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Plot a Lyric

Fri 15th Apr '16, 5:15pm

Where do writers find ideas? Discover how successful fiction writer Linda Lewis and her workshop group use song lyrics to help find plots.

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Wordspace

Fri 15th Apr '16, 6:00pm

An open mic session with Leeds Trinity University’s Creative Writing students, staff and friends. You won’t believe your ears!

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Springboard

Fri 15th Apr '16, 7:15pm

Ever fancied penning a scary story? Join author of Horror, Janine Langley Wood, and her workshop group, for a ‘Guided Fantasy’ of suspenseful writing.

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An After-Dinner’s Sleep

Fri 15th Apr '16, 8:15pm

Three female poets muse on poignant – and hilarious - aspects of midlife. First performed at Ilkley Literature Festival, now published by Indigo Dreams.

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Spinning an Old Yarn

Fri 15th Apr '16, 9:15pm

Young writers have taken to the internet to create their own twist on their favourite TV shows. Discover how fan fiction is enabling young writers.