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



17th Mar '18, 11:00am

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



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



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


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


Between Water and Air

17th Mar '18, 1:30pm

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


The Space Between

17th Mar '18, 2:45pm

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


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


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


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


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



16th Mar '18, 6:30pm

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


Random Search

16th Mar '18, 7:15pm

Jaimes Lewis Moran and Dave Binns give us their highly original merging of poem and song


Poetry for the Newly Single 40 Something

16th Mar '18, 7:45pm

Poetry in performance from Maria Stephenson and friends on the theme of Maria’s recent book


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


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


Writers in Transit

16th Mar '18, 10:15am

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


Off the Medieval Map

16th Mar '18, 11:15am

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


Beyond the Borderline

16th Mar '18, 12:15pm

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


Pocket Dante

16th Mar '18, 1:00pm

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



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


Pocket Harington

16th Mar '18, 2:15pm

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


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


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


Linda Says

15th Mar '18, 4:15pm

Burning to write and publish? Writer Linda Sage tells us how to break down the barriers and get it done


First Story

15th Mar '18, 10:30am

Young writers from schools in West Yorkshire present work they have created with First Story writers


Hull Young Playwrights

15th Mar '18, 5:15pm

Six short plays from The Writing Squad and Hull Truck Theatre. The Squad is a free programme for writers aged 16-21


The Drama of Words

15th Mar '18, 6:15pm

Members of East Leeds Youth Theatre, now based at Chapel FM, give us a sharp take on the idea of ‘closed/open’


Navigating Borderlands

15th Mar '18, 6:30pm

Students on the English and Creative Writing courses at Leeds Beckett University explore the implications of ‘the border’


Narayana and Bhataryan

15th Mar '18, 7:30pm

David Robertson and Players perform the only play ever written by world-famous Yorkshire sculptor Henry Moore