Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Events in Kirklees Libraries 2 February - 18 March

Celebrating Kirklees Libraries
Thursday 2 - 9 February 2017

Huddersfield Literature Festival is proud to champion Kirklees Libraries every year, which is why we created A Snail’s Journey, starring Scout the Snail; a 1 minute animated film celebrating libraries.
credit: Giles Bowman)

You can support your local library by attending one of the events listed below between 2 - 9 February. 
Tickets are £2, available from the library or Kirklees Box Offices: 01484 225755

Thursday 2 February

Heckmondwike Library
The Game’s Afoot! with David Stuart Davies

A presentation of the story of Sherlock Holmes and his creator Arthur Conan Doyle. In a dramatic fashion, Davies provides an entertaining overview of these two fascinating characters. 

Wednesday 8 February

Marsden Library
Flowers by the Road, with David Coldwell

Launch of the Marsden-based artist and writer’s debut poetry collection.

Saturday 4 February

Cleckheaton Library
Tales from a Country Show, with Victoria Benn & Jamie Roberts

Humorous tales of the eccentricities and passions of the locals involved in Kilnsey Show.

Thursday 9 February

Kirkburton Library
Our Dementia Diary, with Rachael Dixey

A moving account of the emotional and practical challenges of looking after a loved one with dementia.

Thursday 9 February @ 7.30pm


Almondbury Library
Making a Living as a Writer, with John Harvey

Stories and advice from 40 years writing pulp fiction, crime novels and TV/radio drama.
Huddersfield Literature Festival: 
Courage Is Poetry Competition

We're still looking for budding poets...

Have you got a poem inside you dying to get out?
We are looking for poems about courage for our Courage Is Poetry Project, which is being run in conjunction with Kirklees Council and Huddersfield District Committee.
Five poets who are appearing at our March Festival will be featured:
Lemn Sissay, Rose Condo, Owen Lowery, Lisa M Luxx and Michael Stewart
And your poem could appear alongside them in key prominent spaces and shops within the Town Centre. Everyone visiting shops, bars and restaurants in Huddersfield will be able to read your poem and you can invite your friends and family to see your poem on display if it’s chosen for the project.

To find out more and see how to enter visit the Courage is Poetry Competition page on our website.

Competition deadline: 10th February 2017
Important notice for events listed at Oastler Building, University of Huddersfield

Due to the delayed opening of the new Oastler Building at the University of Huddersfield, some of our events will be taking place in a different venue from that listed in our printed brochure.

All events will still be held on University of Huddersfield campus and there are no changes to dates, times etc. Please see below for the full list of alterations:

Friday 3 March
HLF Launch with Owen Lowery
Brontë Lecture Theatres (foyer and BLG/10)

Saturday 4 March
Workshop: Getting Started in Showbiz! with Simon Crump
Harold Wilson Building (HW2/33)
Workshop: Liberating Poetic Chaos: Emily Dickinson, with Steve Ely
Harold Wilson Building (HW2/33)
The University of Huddersfield presents…
Harold Wilson Building (HW3/17 & HW3/18)

Saturday 11 March
Workshop: Creating a Villain, with Liz Mistry
Harold Wilson Building (HW2/33)
Jake Arnott In Conversation with Nick Quantrill
Brontë Lecture Theatres (BLG/10)
Getting Started, with Mark Hardie & Liz Mistry
Brontë Lecture Theatres (BLG/10)
PANEL: Crime Scenes, with Cay Rademacher and Lone Theils
Brontë Lecture Theatres (BLG/10)
Joanne Harris In Conversation with Nick Quantrill
Brontë Lecture Theatres (BLG/10)
Memoir Writing with Ian Clayton, Diana Darke & Clover Stroud
Brontë Lecture Theatres (BLG/10)

Thursday 16 March
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Publishing
Heritage Quay
Henry Normal: Staring Directly at the Eclipse
Heritage Quay

Friday 17 March
Michèle Roberts In Conversation with Rose Condo
Heritage Quay

Saturday 18 March
MSLEXIA WORKSHOP: How to Write a Synopsis with Debbie Taylor
Harold Wilson Building (HW2/33)
PANEL: Short Stories with Carys Bray, Tessa Hadley & Michael Stewart
Brontë Lecture Theatres (BLG/10)
MSLEXIA WORKSHOP: Short Story Writing, with Michèle Roberts
Harold Wilson Building (HW2/33)
Crown of Blood – Nicola Tallis on Lady Jane Grey
Brontë Lecture Theatres (BLG/10)
MSLEXIA PANEL: Meet the Editors
Brontë Lecture Theatres (BLG/10)

HLF Volunteers will also be on campus during the Festival to help you locate the correct room for your event.
Saturday 4 March
HLF/ Stafflex Free Family Day
North Huddersfield Trust School, Woodhouse Road, HD2 1DJ

Enjoy a free film, interactive storytelling and creative activities - a great day out for all the family, brought to you by Stafflex.

Free activities all day will include storytelling, face painting, colouring tables (for children and adults!), stalls and more. 
Doors open, free activities
Storytelling: Romany Tales, with Richard O’Neill
Storytelling: Department of Ability, with Dan White
FILM: Aladdin (Disney, 1992, Cert U)

Refreshments will be on sale, including mobile fish & chip van.
No need to book - just turn up on the day.

No age restrictions.
Please note: parents or guardians must supervise any children under 16 during this event
For details on tickets for all our Festival events and updates

check out our website

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