Monday, 30 September 2013

Kirklees Libraries Writing and Poetry events October 2013

Here are the latest events round-up for Kirklees Libraries:

Mike Pannett

Hebden Bridge Library Thursday 3 October 2013 at 7.30pm (01422) 288040

Todmorden Library Tuesday 8 October 2013 at 7.30pm (01706) 815600

Central Library Halifax on Thursday 17 October 2013 at 7.30pm (01422) 392630

FREE but please book a place with the library

Don’t miss one of Yorkshire’s best-loved authors talk about his life as a rural policeman. Author of Now Then Lad and other light-hearted tales of a Yorkshire bobby, Mike is a passionate spokesman for the county and appears regularly on TV and radio news programmes.

UPDATE: Book Launch with Char March- Something Vital Fell Through
Thursday 3rd October  8pm
The Book Case, Hebden Bridge
THIS EVENT IS NOW FREE- previously advertised as £5 ticket with £5 off Char’s book.

The Book Case, 29 Market St, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 6EU
01422 845 353

‘Char March – local poet, playwright and fiction writer – always gives grrrreat value for money! She’s a rip-roaringly good writer, a mad stand-up, a cheeky raconteur with a host of great stories, and a brilliant performer of her work. She’s won a shed-load of awards and tonight is the World Premiere of her new collection of short stories: ‘Something Vital Fell Through’. Come and have a fabulous emotional roller-coaster of an evening in the company of Char and her inimitable wit.’


Roy Hutchins in Forbidden Fruit by Heathcote Williams + your own writing!
7.30pm Saturday 12 October
Tickets £12/£10

Square Chapel Centre for the Arts, 10 Square Road, Halifax HX1 1QG
Box office: 01422 349422

A performance of the latest poetic meditations from award-winning writer Heathcote Williams. This evening will include a showcase of the work of local poets: if you’re interested in performing your work, please contact Emma Booth on 01422 353073 or


Walking the Line Readings and Open Mic
7.30pm Friday 18 October
Free but please book your place with Hebden Bridge Library.

Hebden Bridge Library, Cheetham Street, Hebden Bridge HX7 8EP
01422 288040

Poets Gaia Holmes, Michael Stewart, William Thirsk-Gaskill and Julia Deakin will be walking the Stanza Stones Trail over four days from 17-20 October 2013, with evening readings along the way. For more information about the poets, the walk and the events, click here:

Poetry Reading- Paul Farley- Ted Hughes Festival
7pm Friday 25 October
Tickets £7/£5

Hebden Bridge Library, Cheetham Street, Hebden Bridge HX7 8EP
01422 288040

Paul Farley is the prizewinning author of four collections of poetry, including The Ice Age (Picador), which was awarded the Whitbread Poetry Prize in 2002 and most recently Dark Film. He is also the co-author of Edgelands (Jonathan Cape, 2011). In 2012 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. As a broadcaster he has made many programmes with the BBC on art, landscape and literature including Auden: Six Unexpected Days, The Larkin Tapes and Children of the Whitsun Weddings.

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