When & where

  • FromWed 25th Mar '20, 8:00pm
  • UntilSun 29th Mar '20, 6:30pm
  • WhereChapel FM Arts Centre Map


This event has finished so tickets are no longer available.

Very sadly, owing to the COVID 19 outbreak, we have had to take the decision to postpone Writing On Air 2020 until calmer and healthier times, hopefully in the autumn when we are in our lovely building again. Writing On Air 2020 is ready to go, but only when the world is ready! In the meantime, stay safe – and listen to highlights from all four previous Writing On Air festivals right round the clock over the period 26th-29th March.

“Writing On Air is a broadcast festival of writing. Now in its 5th year, with over 60 programmes made by 200 writers, readers, and performers from across West Yorkshire, all programmes are broadcast through Chapel FM Art Centre’s very own community radio station, East Leeds FM. 

This year’s festival theme, appropriate for 2020, is Vision. What do we see and choose not to see? Visions of the future, visionary poets, the history of optics – expect a wide range of programmes, from radio drama and readings to panel discussion and sound art. 

Listen or Listen Again at www.chapelfm.co.uk or come along to a raft of free Live events in our beautiful radio theatre at Chapel FM Arts Centre, a converted Methodist Chapel in Seacroft. This year Writing On Air features a special exhibition, Seen and Not Heard, from Doncaster photographer, Les Monaghan. 

Have a look at the full schedule for the whole four and a half days… or you can see each day’s schedules below.

Visit the WOA Show Page where all the programmes past and present are hosted for live listening and listen again.”

The full Writing on Air 2020 calendar


Thoughts from writers involved in previous WOA festivals...

Last year's Writing on Air festival involved around 200 local, regional, and international writers, readers, and performers. Apart from its being broadcast on the radio, what makes WOA distinctive as a literature festival is that all the programmes are conceived and created by writers and readers themselves.

Have a listen to some of our regular words-based shows and programmes from Writing on Air '19