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Leeds Lit Fest Podcast #1: Malika Booker Explores Chapeltown

Sat 15th Feb '20, 11:00am

Exploring the threads of Caribbean and other cultures from Leeds + London, Grenada and Guyana


Leeds Lit Fest Podcast #2: Boff Whalley Treks the Otley Chevin

Wed 19th Feb '20, 11:00am

Writer and musician (Chumbawamba, Commoners Choir) takes host Peter Spafford on a windswept hike on the outskirts of Leeds and discusses writing, landscapes, running and more.


Leeds Lit Fest Podcast #3: Rommi Smith Peruses Leeds Kirkgate Market

Thu 27th Feb '20, 11:00am

We take a stroll through the Leeds Library and Kirkgate Market with poet, playwright and performer Rommi Smith. Produced by Rosie Parsons.


Leeds Lit Fest Podcast #4: Seni Seneviratne Conjures her Family’s Past in Holbeck

Sat 29th Feb '20, 11:00am

Poet Seni Seneviratne finds poetic family links through a trio of Italianate Towers and other south Leeds settings.


Leeds Lit Fest Podcast #5: James Nash Strolls Through the Tiled Hall

Mon 2nd Mar '20, 11:23am

We start in the glorious Tiled Hall of the Leeds Central Library for a jaunt around town with writer James Nash...


Leeds Lit Fest Podcast #6: Michael Stewart’s Introduction To Screenwriting Workshop

Thu 5th Mar '20, 3:28pm

At this first official event of Leeds Lit Fest 2020, award-winning screenwriter Michael Stewart teaches a workshop in screenwriting. Photo copyright © Daisy Petley 2020


Leeds Lit Fest Podcast #7: Clare Fisher’s Fiction Writing Workshop

Fri 6th Mar '20, 8:05pm

Novelist, short story writer, creative writing teacher and editorial consultant Clare Fisher teaches a workshop from Pudsey library in how to turn experiences of Leeds into fiction


Leeds Lit Fest Podcast #8: Barney Bardsley on Memoir Writing

Sat 7th Mar '20, 7:00am

Exploring the art of personal narrative with the author of "A Handful of Earth" and "The Old Dog" in a workshop at the Seacroft Library.


Leeds Lit Fest Podcast #9: Gill Lambert’s Poetry Workshop

Wed 11th Mar '20, 2:50pm

Gill Lambert teaches a beginners' poetry workshop at Carriageworks Theatre, exploring writing poetry from other people's perspectives


Leeds Lit Fest Podcast #10: James Oddy’s Non-Fiction Writing Workshop

Wed 11th Mar '20, 3:01pm

James Oddy teaches this workshop on writing non-fiction from The Holbeck

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The Leeds Lit Fest (March 4-8, 2020) and host Peter Spafford (Director of Words at Chapel FM Arts Centre / East Leeds FM) takes you “yondering” around our city with some of the Leeds area’s most enchanting writers: Malika Booker, James Nash, Seni Seneviratne, Rommi Smith and Boff Whalley as part of the lead up to this year’s Leeds Lit Festival.

Join us for rambles with writers through the streets of Caribbean Chapeltown, the windswept Otley Chevon, the Kirkgate Market, Leeds Library and other literarily inspiring locations and explore the connection between places and writing.