University of Huddersfield

University of Huddersfield
Queensgate, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 3DH

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Creating A Villain, With Liz Mistry: Workshop

A practical workshop to develop ideas for creating a villain for a crime novel or short story. Liz Mistry is a crime fiction writer whose debut novel Unquiet Souls was published in 2016.Liz Mistry taught in inner city Bradford schools for more than 20 years and Liz likes to use the rich tapestry of her life in Bradford…

Sat 11 Mar

Crown of Blood - Nicola Tallis On Lady Jane Grey

Accomplished researcher and historian Nicola Tallis focuses on the human side of the Protestant radical who became a martyr for her faith, investigates the deadly intrigues of those around her and brings her story to life with everyday details of the time. Nicola Tallis has a first class BA Hons degree in History from…

Sat 18 Mar

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Publishing

Bookworms often dream of being authors - but did you know there are many other ways to work with books? That you don't have to publish a novel to be a writer? Established in 1949, the Society of Young Publishers is now open to all ages; catering especially for aspiring publishers and those with less than 10 years…

Thu 16 Mar

Getting Started In Showbiz: Workshop

An introductory workshop for aspiring writers, covering getting started and training the eye, and providing tips for avoiding the dreaded writer's block. Delivered by Simon Crump. Simon Crump is the author of My Elvis Blackout, Monkey's Birthday, Twilight Time and Neverland, and a lecturer in Creative Writing at the…

Sat 4 Mar

£10 (£5) / 01484 430528

Getting Started, With Mark Hardie And Liz Mistry

Mark Hardie and Liz Mistry discuss the route into writing and publishing their first novels. Mark Hardie studied creative writing after losing his sight in 2002 and published his debut novel, Burned and Broken, in 2016. This stylish and gripping debut introduces a brilliant new detective duo to the world of crime fiction…

Sat 11 Mar

Henry Normal: Staring Directly At The Eclipse

Co-writer of award-winning TV shows and films such as The Royle Family, The Mrs Merton Show and The Parole Officer, 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…

Thu 16 Mar

HLF Crime Day

A day packed full of Crime-writing inspired events including: WORKSHOP: Creating a Villain, with Liz Mistry Jake Arnott in Conversation with Nick Quantrill Getting Started, with Mark Hardie and Liz Mistry PANEL: Crime Scenes, with Cay Rademacher and Lone Theils Joanne Harris in Conversation with Nick Quantrill

Sat 11 Mar

£1.50–£10 / 01484 430528

Huddersfield Literature Festival 2017 Launch

Join us for the launch of our 2017 programme. Enjoy refreshments and a performance by poet Dr Owen Lowery. Owen Lowery was born in 1968 and has released two acclaimed poetry collections: Otherwise Unchanged and Rego Retold. Formerly a British Judo champion, he suffered a spinal injury while competing and is now a…

Jake Arnott In Conversation With Nick Quantrill

The acclaimed author of six novels, including The Long Firm, adapted as a BBC2 drama, talks about his latest work The Fatal Tree. Welcome to a world of "academies" (brothels), "bung-nippers" (pickpockets), "buttocks" (prostitutes) with "Covent Garden Gout" (syphilis) being chased by "prig-nappers" (Thief-Takers). It is…

Sat 11 Mar

Joanne Harris In Conversation With Nick Quantrill

The bestselling writer talks about her latest novel: Different Class. Eccentric Latin Master Roy Straitley is shocked to find an ex-pupil returning as the new Head of St Oswald's Grammar School. Especially as he was involved with a scandal that ended with a teacher being jailed. "Crime novel or literary novel? Categories…

Sat 11 Mar

Johnny Hunter Quartet

HUDDERSFIELD JAZZ In partnership with Jazz North (www.jazznorth.org) THE JOHNNY HUNTER QUARTET Johnny Hunter: Drums Ben Watte: Tenor sax Graham South: Trumpet Stewart Wilson: Double Bass Saturday 25 March 2017 at 8pm (doors open at 7.30pm) The Jazz Room, Heritage Quay University of Huddersfield www.huddersfield-jazz.co.uk…

Sat 25 Mar

£14 (£5) / 01484 430528

Julie Summers - From Jambusters To Home Fires

Over three quarters of a century after the outbreak of the Second World War we are still learning about the impact on everyday life of that most damaging of conflicts. The role of women on the Home Front is often overlooked, yet their contribution to keep the country ticking was of inestimable value. This talk looks at…

Wed 8 Mar

Lemn Sissay & Kit De Waal

In Conversation with Amanda Huxtable What happens to the children whose parents can't look after them but no one adopts? Theatre director Amanda Huxtable leads a discussion between poet Lemn Sissay and novelist Kit de Waal, both of whom have direct experience of the care system and address the issue in their work. Lemn…

Tue 14 Mar

£4 (£2) / 01484 430528

Liberating Poetic Chaos: Emily Dickinson, with Steve Ely

Emily Dickinson's poetry emerges from a chaotic inner life in which biographical elements (a repressed middle class upbringing, sexual frustration, mental and physical illness) are transformed by a visionary imagination informed by her religious training, experience of the American civil war, a love of nature, the…

Lisa M Luxx: Polyphonic Scars And The 4th Brain

As a kid of the net-generation, Lisa Luxx grew up online. Clutching a cellular device, which stood in for teachers, lovers, friends and self. But after a crazy anti-net road trip round the wild landscapes near Silicon Valley, she briefly sobered up from technology to realise her peers are in deeper than she thought.

Tue 14 Mar

Meet The Editors: Panel

Independent publishers are the first step to literary stardom for many novelists - and for writers of short fiction and poetry they are the only game in town. To find out what they are looking for and how to submit, come along to an informal discussion with three specially invited editors: ARC Publications, Route…

Sat 18 Mar

£5 (£3) / 01484 430528

Memoir Writing With Diana Darke, Clover Stroud & Ian Clayton

Many of us have real-life stories to tell, but what are the ingredients of a successful memoir? Ian Clayton discusses the challenges and rewards of memoir writing with Diana Darke and Clover Stroud. Diana Darke's renovated historic villa is now a home to refugees. Her memoir, My House in Damascus, gives a unique and…

Sat 11 Mar

Michele Roberts In Conversation With Rose Condo

The Booker Prize shortlisted author talks about her new novel, The Walworth Beauty, a haunting, sensuous tale weaving two story strands from Victorian and contemporary London. Michele Roberts is the author of 13 highly acclaimed novels, including Ignorance, The Looking Glass and Daughters of the House, which won the…

Mslexia Workshop: How To Write A Synopsis With Debbie Taylor

A foolproof method to take the pain out of writing the most difficult page a novelist has to compose. For writers who have started or completed a novel (women only). Debbie is the Editor of Mslexia, an experienced tutor and an acclaimed novelist. Mslexia is the best-selling literary magazine in the UK. It combines expert…

Panel: Crime Scenes, With Cay Rademacher And Lone Theils

German author Cay Rademacher - The Wolf Children - and Danish writer Lone Theils - Fatal Crossing - discuss the ongoing hunger for international crime writing and their experience of seeing their work in translation in the UK market. Both are published by Arcadia Books, known for high-quality translated works.

Sat 11 Mar

Short Stories With Carys Bray, Tessa Hadley & Michael Stewart

Carys Bray, Tessa Hadley and Michael Stewart discuss short stories - described by Paolo Bacigalupi as "hand grenades of ideas" and by Neil Gaiman as "tiny windows into other worlds and other minds and other dreams". Carys Bray's debut novel A Song for Issy Bradley was shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards and received the…

Sat 18 Mar

Sophie Hannah - Agatha, Poirot And Me

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…

Thu 9 Mar

£4 (£2) / 01484 430528

The Write Stuff / Launch Of The Lefty Caligari Arts Foundation

A screening of the late poet and film-maker Lefty Caligari's short film Death of a Vertical Community and launch of a new foundation, plus performance from The Write Stuff. No need to book, just turn up.

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