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HLF - Talk & Guided Walk with Andrew White
A talk on great walks of Britain from writer, film-maker and broadcaster (Walks Around Britain), Andrew White, followed by a medium-level, guided five-mile circular walk and talk.
04/03/2017 12:30
HLF - Liberating Poetic Chaos
Emily Dickinson's poetry emerges from a chaotic inner life in which biographical elements (a repressed middle class upbringing, sexual frustration, mental and physical illness) are transformed by a visionary imagination informed by her religious training, experience of the American civil war, a love of nature, the observational eye of a scientist – and the existential terror and exhilaration she felt when she contemplated the fierce and fathomless powers of the inscrutable Universe she found herself thrown into.
04/03/2017 14:00
HLF - Comedy Evening
Enjoy performances from two entertaining stand-up poets, each with their own unique take on the world.
04/03/2017 19:30
HLF - A Celebration of Pride and Prejudice
Join ‘Mr Wickham’ and the Regency Rejigged dancers for a celebration of all things Austen, marking 200 years since the author’s death in 1817.
05/03/2017 15:00
HLF - Fine Rhyming
Come and feast on some of the best spoken word in the UK. In the spirit of the Festival theme of ‘Courage’, dine with three fearless poets!
05/03/2017 18:00
HLF - FICTION AT FOUR: Jenn Ashworth, Fell
The award-winning author of A Kind of Intimacy talks about her eerily beautiful, evocative and highly original fourth novel Fell.
08/03/2017 16:00
HLF - From Jambusters to Home Fires
To celebrate International Women’s Day, Julie Summers discusses her bestselling book Jambusters, about a Women’s Institute group during WWII, which inspired the TV drama Home Fires.
08/03/2017 19:00
HLF - Sophie Hannah
Sophie Hannah is an internationally bestselling writer of psychological crime fiction, published in 32 languages and 51 territories. Here, she talks about how she came to write two new Hercule Poirot novels, The Monogram Murders and Closed Casket, with the blessing of Agatha Christie’s estate.
09/03/2017 19:00
HLF - FICTION AT FOUR: David Barnett
We all know someone like Thomas. The grumpy neighbour or work colleague who grumbles about everything. But behind his cranky exterior lies a sadness and a story.
10/03/2017 16:00
HLF - Creating a Villain with Liz Mistry
Part of the HLF Crime Day
11/03/2017 10:00
HLF - Majikkon
Majikkon 2017, now in it’s 4th year, is a part of the Huddersfield Literature Festival.
11/03/2017 11:00
HLF - Jake Arnott in Conversation
Part of the HLF Crime Day
11/03/2017 12:30
HLF - Getting Started
Part of the HLF Crime Day
11/03/2017 14:00
HLF - Crime Scenes
Part of the HLF Crime Day
11/03/2017 15:30
HLF - Joanne Harris
Part of the HLF Crime Day
11/03/2017 16:30
HLF - Memoir Writing with Diana Darke, Clover Stroud & Ian Clayton
Many of us have real-life stories to tell, but what are the ingredients of a successful memoir? Ian Clayton discusses the challenges and rewards of memoir writing with Diana Darke and Clover Stroud
11/03/2017 19:00
HLF - Literary Afternoon Tea
Enjoy a delicious afternoon tea in the lovely setting of Fixby Hall, in the company of two fabulous guests.
12/03/2017 15:00
HLF - Lisa Luxx
As a kid of the net-generation, Lisa Luxx grew up online. But after a crazy anti-net road trip round the wild landscapes near Silicon Valley, she briefly sobered up from technology to realise her peers are in deeper than she thought.
14/03/2017 18:00
HLF - Lemn Sissay & Kitt de Waal
What happens to the children whose parents can’t look after them but no one adopts? Theatre director Amanda Huxtable leads a discussion between poet Lemn Sissay and novelist Kit de Waal, both of whom have direct experience of the care system and address the issue in their work.
14/03/2017 19:30
HLF - FICTION AT FOUR: Beth Underdown
Beth Underdown talks about her remarkable debut novel, based on the life of a real witchfinder.
16/03/2017 16:00
HLF - Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Publishing
Bookworms often dream of being authors - but did you know there are many other ways to work with books? That you don’t have to publish a novel to be a writer?
16/03/2017 18:00
HLF - Henry Normal
Better known as co-writer of award winning TV and film shows such as The Royle Family, The Mrs Merton Show, The Parole Officer, Coogan's Run, Paul Calf and producer of amongst many others Oscar nominated Philomena, Gavin and Stacey, Moone Boy, Uncle and Alan Partridge, Henry returns to his first love: poetry.
16/03/2017 19:30
HLF - Michèle Roberts
The Booker Prize shortlisted author talks about her new novel, The Walworth Beauty, a haunting, sensuous tale weaving two story strands from Victorian and contemporary London.
17/03/2017 19:00
HLF - How to Write a Synopsis
Debbie Taylor’s foolproof method aims to take the pain out of writing the most difficult page of text a novelist ever has to compose.
18/03/2017 10:00
HLF - PANEL: Short Stories with Carys Bray, Tessa Hadley and Michael Stewart
Carys Bray, Tessa Hadley & Michael Stewart, discuss short stories - described by Paolo Bacigalupi as "hand grenades of ideas" and by Neil Gaiman as "tiny windows into other worlds and other minds and other dreams".
18/03/2017 11:00
HLF - MSLEXIA WORKSHOP: Short story writing
A practical workshop led by the acclaimed novelist, short story writer and Emeritus Professor of Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia.
18/03/2017 12:30
HLF - Crown of Blood
An important retelling of the story of Lady Jane Grey, the ‘Nine Days Queen’, who was executed for treason aged 17.
18/03/2017 13:30
HLF - MSLEXIA PANEL: Meet the Editors
Independent publishers are the first step to literary stardom for many novelists – and for writers of short fiction and poetry they are the only game in town. To find out what they are looking for and how to submit, come along to an informal discussion with three specially invited editors: ARC Publications, Route Publishing and Comma Press. Chaired by Mslexia’s Editor Debbie Taylor.
18/03/2017 15:00
HLF - Poetry Slam
The HLF Poetry Slam is open to all performance poets, with a top prize of £50.
18/03/2017 19:00