Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Ilkley Literature Festival, SI Leeds Literary Prize 2018 Words in the City

With details of upcoming events and how to enter the SI Leeds Literary Prize, here is the latest news from the Ilkley Literature Festival:

Ilkley Literature Festival Inspires Independent Film

Ilkley Literature Festival is hitting the big screen as the setting for a new independent film staring Derek Jacobi, Roger Allam and Anna Maxwell Martin.

‘Ilkley’, which starts filming this week, is a black comedy directed by Harry Michell, who also co-wrote the script with Jamie Fraser. ‘Ilkley’ is the follow up to Michell’s critically acclaimed debut Chubby Funny.

The film which is set at a fictional version of Ilkley Literature Festival focuses on two hapless evangelicals tasked with killing the world’s most controversial secularist.

Rachel Feldberg, Festival Director said:
‘We are very excited to be working with the ‘Ilkley’ team. Harry Michell and Producer Helen Simmons came to us last year while still in the early stages of writing and planning the script and it has been wonderful to see how the project has grown and developed in that time.'

‘Supporting new and emerging writers has always been a core part of our work at the Festival and it is great to be able to see that work come to fruition in such a big way. Harry and Jamie’s hilarious script is combined with the stellar cast of talented British actors and we can’t wait to see the finished film.’

We will keep you up to date with all the latest news as filming continues.

Enter The SI Leeds Literary Prize 2018

The SI Leeds Literary Prize is a fantastic opportunity for Black and Asian Women Writers and is now open for entries.

The biennial prize is for unpublished fiction and is open to all Black and Asian women resident in the UK aged 18 and over. Along with a cash prize of £3,000 the winner will receive an amazing package of support, including an Arvon course and manuscript assesment through The Literary Consultancy as well as the chance to read at the 2018 Ilkley Literature Festival. Past winners include Kit De Waal, Winnie M. Li and Masuda Snaith.

You have until 30 April to get your entries in.
Click here for more information.

Upcoming Events:

Words in the City Leeds will take place on 10-13 May, with spoken word events and activities across Leeds. The full programme will be announced on Monday 26 March.

PLUS we will be bringing news of our first One-Off event of the year very soon!

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