Sunday, 9 September 2012

Ilkley Literature Festival

The Ilkley Literature Festival runs from the 28th of September to the 14th of October and I thought I would share with you the details of some of the events which might be of interest.


2012 Festival Exhibition: Narrative
The Nature of the Book
Saturday 29 September - Sunday 25 November
Manor House Museum FREE

Ilkley Art Trail
Ways of Seeing
Saturday 6 - Sunday 14 October

Crime and Curry Supper with Ann Cleeves
Crime and the City
Wednesday 19 September
The Wheatley Arms 7pm for 7.30-9.30pm


Sadly quite a lot of the Masterclass events are already sold out but there are still some tickets for other events:

Saturday 29 September

Narrative Exhibition: Curator's Talk
Ways of Seeing
Manor House 1-2pm

Fragmented Stories: Workshop with Seni Seneviratne
Manor House 2-5pm

Sunday 30 September

Jake Arnott Masterclass Story: What It Is And How To Find One
Crime and the City
Manor House 1.30-3.30pm

Books v Kindles: the debate
The Nature of the Book
Ilkley Playhouse Wildman 4-5pm

Bringing the Story to e-book: Steve Dearden & Andrew Wilson
The Nature of the Book
Ilkley Playhouse Wildman 5-5.30pm

Monday 1 October

Red Laal: M. Y. Alam
Crime and the City
Ilkley Playhouse Wildman 7.30-8.30pm

You Should've Seen Us: Ian McMillan & Paul Mills
Ways of Seeing
All Saints Church 7.30-9.30pm

Tuesday 2 October

Dark Winter, Cold Season: David Mark & Alison Littlewood
Crime and the City
Ilkley Playhouse Wildman 7.45-8.45pm

The Humber Beat
Crime and the City
Ilkley Playhouse Wildman 9-10pm

Wednesday 3 October

Bonnie Greer & Margaret Busby in Conversation: SI Leeds Literary Prize 2012
Ilkley Playhouse Wildman 7.30-8.30pm

Thursday 4 October NATIONAL POETRY DAY

Poetry Alive! Open Mic & Networking Event
Ilkley Moor Vaults 2-4.30pm

The Heart of It: Seni Seneviratne & Mimi Khalvati Reading
Ilkley Playhouse Wildman 7.30-8.30pm

Friday 5 October

Mimi Khalvati: Masterclass
Rombalds Hotel 10.30-12.30pm

Saturday 6 October

Unbounded Moor: Symposium with Simon Armitage
Words, Land and Landscape
West Lane Baptist Centre 10-4pm

Sunday 7 October

Daljit Nagra Masterclass: Joyous Poetry
Rombalds Hotel 11-1pm

Raman Mundair Masterclass
Craiglands 11-1pm

Up Beat and Down Dale: Mike Pannett
Crime and the City
Craiglands 4-5pm

Monday 8 October

The Early Work of David Hockney: Christopher Sykes
Ways of Seeing
Ilkley Playhouse Wharfeside 7.30-8.30pm

Friday 12 October

Persephone Books with Nicola Beauman
Clarke Foley Centre 7.30-8.30pm

Saturday 13 October

Patience Agbabi Masterclass: Sugar & Spice
Manor Houose 2-4pm

Sunday 14 October

Festival Open Mic
Ilkley Playhouse Wildman 8.30-10pm

For full programme details and how to book see

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