Huddersfield Literary Festival Cream Tea with Alexander McCall-Smith and more
With details of an open mic poetry night, literary afternoon tea and the cream tea event:
The Book Corner Halifax Presents
A Cream Tea with Alexander McCall Smith
Celebrating 20 years of the No 1. Ladies' Detective
Agency with HLF Director Michelle Hodgson
Alexander McCall Smith for an afternoon of tea and a cream scone
as he celebrates 20 years of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
with Michelle Hodgson, Director of Huddersfield Literature
Festival. Together they will discuss some of Alexander's new
books including the stand alone novel The Good Pilot Peter
Woodhouse, his poetry anthology, A Gathering, and the latest in
the No. 1 Ladies' and Isabel Dalhousie series. They'll also look
back at how the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series grew from
an initial print run of 1,000 copies to selling over 20 million
Note: this event was rescheduled from March due to snow. All
tickets for the original date remain valid.
Open Mic Poetry Night Poet /
Spoken Word artist call out - DEADLINE Monday 24 September.
Othello Project Saturday
13th October. 7.30 – 9.30PM Laurence
The LBT is producing an event to coincide with English
Touring Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of
Othello Project event will include outdoor musical
performance, scratch performance showcases, a poetry evening and
South Asian street food, along with the two main house
productions of Othello that day.
A number of open mic slots are available for the poetry evening
which will be hosted by Afshan D’Souza-Lodhi, the Manchester
based Slate enabler. As well
as a performance slot, we can offer up to £10 to cover travel
expenses for each poet.
To apply for a slot we need to know from poets -
Name you use for
poems are written / performed in
Where you are
A sample of a
poem or links to any performances
content or trigger warnings within your poetry
Send the above information to firstname.lastname@example.org by
12pm on Monday 24th September. After this time
we’ll be in touch to confirm who has a slot on the night.
Performance slots are limited but we’ll be aiming to make sure
the mix of poets is diverse and representative of different
languages and cultural heritages.
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