Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Huddersfield Literature Festival 2017 and free Courage is Poetry competition

Tickets are now on sale for the 2017 Huddersfield Literature Festival and there is also a Courage is Poetry competition, deadline 10 February for poets:

Huddersfield Literature Festival Tickets now on sale!
We're pleased to announce that our Festival Tickets are now on sale! To see a full list of events visit the Huddersfield Literature Festival Website and don't delay - many of our most popular events sell out quickly. So, if you want to see authors such as Ian RankinJenni Murray, or Sophie Hannah: attend Majikkon 2017or A Celebration of Pride and Prejudice remember to book your tickets soon.

And don't forget our FREE Family Fun Day on Saturday 4 March. With storytelling, fun activities and a showing of the 1992 Disney film Aladdin it's bound to be a fantastic day for families.
Check out some of the other highlights for the Festival below.

Thursday 16 March
Henry Normal:

Staring Directly at the Eclipse

Oastler Building, University of Huddersfield
The Alan Bennett of poetry
The Scotsman.
Co-writer of award-winning TV shows and films such as The Royle Family and The Mrs Merton Show, and producer of Gavin and Stacey, Moone Boy, Alan Partridge and the Oscar-nominated Philomena, Henry returns to his first love: poetry.

Here, he showcases work from Staring Directly at the Eclipse, his first collection of poetry for over 20 years.

Friday 17 March

Michèle Roberts:
In Conversation
with Rose Condo

Diamond Jubilee Theatre, University of Huddersfield
Sophie Hannah is an internationally bestselling writer of psychological crime fiction, published in 32 languages and 51 territories, and author of five poetry collections.
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, and about her standalone crime fiction, including latest novel The Narrow Bed.
This event will have live subtitling by Stagetext to give deaf, deafened and hard of hearing audiences access to the event.

Tuesday 7 March

Paul Burston Presents: Polari Up North

7.00-9.00pm (approx), 
Syngenta Cellar, Lawrence Batley Theatre
Award-winning journalist and author Paul Burston presents a range of talented LGBT writers and performers with universal appeal. Entertaining, enthralling and eclectic – if you haven’t yet been to Polari you’re missing out on a fabulously enjoyable evening of performance.
Celebrating Kirklees Libraries
Thursday 2 - 9 February 2017

Huddersfield Literature Festival is proud to champion Kirklees Libraries every year.
Thursday 2 February, 7pm
The Game’s Afoot! with David Stuart Davies
Heckmondwike Library

A dramatic presentation of the story of Sherlock Holmes and his creator Arthur Conan Doyle.
Saturday 4 February, 2pm
Tales from a Country Show, with Victoria Benn & Jamie Roberts
Cleckheaton Library

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

Wednesday 8 February, 7.30pm
Flowers by the Road, with David Coldwell
Marsden Library

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

Thursday 9 February, 2pm
Our Dementia Diary, with Rachael Dixey
Kirkburton Library

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

Thursday 9 February, 7.30pm
Making a Living as a Writer, with John Harvey
Almondbury Library

Stories and advice from 40 years writing pulp fiction, crime novels and TV/radio drama.

Tickets for each event are £2, available from the library or Kirklees Box Offices: 01484 225755

Huddersfield is looking for budding poets – with an eReader as top prize.

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.
The work of these five poets 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.
But don't delay, the competition deadline is 10th February 2017
For details on tickets for all our Festival events and updates
check out our website
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Huddersfield Literature Festival
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Huddersfield, HD5 8UP
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