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Home is Where the Art Is

Home is Where the Art Is

Sat 8th – Sun 16th October
An exhibition of photographs and poetry inspired by Leeds Art Gallery’s Picture Loan Scheme

The Poetry Takeaway

The Poetry Takeaway

Saturday 8th October, 11am
The Poetry Takeaway will be serving up free, made-to-order poems to you – FAST

Now Then! Writing Workshop for Young People

Now Then! Writing Workshop for Young People

Saturday 8th October, 10am
Creative Writing Workshop for Young People (13-19).

Arthur Smith Exposed!

Arthur Smith Exposed!

Saturday 8th October, 7.30pm
Join comedian, writer and broadcaster Arthur Smith for an evening of laughter and off the wall humour.

Tatty Devine: How To Make Jewellery

Tatty Devine: How To Make Jewellery

Saturday 8th October, 2pm
Tatty Devine are the cult jewellery brand of this generation.

Steve Hartley

Steve Hartley

Saturday 8th October, 10.30am
Join author Steve Hartley for a hilarious family event.

Adam Hart-Davis

Adam Hart-Davis

Sunday 9th October, 7.45pm
Scientist, historian and broadcaster Adam Hart-Davis introduces The Book of Time

Juliet Gardiner: The Animals’ War

Juliet Gardiner: The Animals’ War

Sunday 9th October, 2.30pm
A tribute to the efforts of animals in wartime.

Emma Henderson

Emma Henderson

Monday 10th October, 6pm
Author Emma Henderson talks about her debut novel Grace Williams Says It Loud.

Charles Dickens – 200 Years On

Charles Dickens – 200 Years On

Monday 10th October, 12noon
Join Lucinda Hawksley, Charles Dickens’ great-great-great-granddaughter for lunch

Reading Through Class

Reading Through Class

Tuesday 11th October, 8pm
This informal reading group will explore representations of class and work in literature.

Juliet Barker – The Brontes Revisited

Juliet Barker – The Brontes Revisited

Tuesday 11th October, 7.30pm
Juliet Barker, the foremost expert on the Brontes, has revised and updated her landmark 1994 biography.

Mike Pannett

Mike Pannett

Tuesday 11th October, 7.30pm
Mike Pannett returns to Morley Literature Festival to talk about Not On My Patch Lad.

Now Then! Creative Writing Workshop

Now Then! Creative Writing Workshop

Tuesday 11th October, 10am
A creative writing workshop for writers of all levels of experience

Too Much Pressure! Music and Culture in Thatcher’s Britain

Too Much Pressure! Music and Culture in Thatcher’s Britain

Wednesday 12th October, 9pm
With Pauline Black and Alwyn Turner

Mark Radcliffe

Mark Radcliffe

Wednesday 12th October, 7.30pm
Mark Radcliffe talks to the Guardian’s Dave Simpson about his new book.

Les Barker

Les Barker

Wednesday 12th October, 7.30pm
Back by popular demand after his hilarious show in last year’s festival.

Doctor Who Writers

Doctor Who Writers

Thursday 13th Oct, 6pm
We’re joined by Doctor Who writers Mark Morris, Paul Magrs and Mark Michalowski.

Ian Rankin

Ian Rankin

Thursday 13th Oct, 8pm
We’re joined by Ian Rankin to discuss The Impossible Dead, his latest book featuring Inspector Malcolm Fox.

Terry Nation: The Man Who Invented the Daleks

Terry Nation: The Man Who Invented the Daleks

Thursday 13th October, 7.30pm
Author Alwyn Turner discusses his new, authoritative biography on Terry Nation.

Robert Dinsdale

Robert Dinsdale

Friday 14th Oct, 6pm
Robert Dinsdale joins us to talk about, Three Miles, detective/wartime novel set in Leeds in 1940

Romance Writing Workshop – Love Will Conquer All (Eventually)

Romance Writing Workshop – Love Will Conquer All (Eventually)

Friday 14th Oct, 10am
For those interested in getting to grips with writing romance.

If Walls Could Talk: Lucy Worsley

If Walls Could Talk: Lucy Worsley

Saturday 15th Oct, 3pm
Join Lucy Worsley, Chief Curator of the Historic Royal Palaces, for an intimate guide to the history of home life.

Tracy Borman – Matilda

Tracy Borman – Matilda

Saturday 15th Oct, 1.30pm
Tracy Borman introduces her new biography of the thrilling life of the ‘first’ Queen of England, Matilda.

Chris Waters on Fred Trueman

Chris Waters on Fred Trueman

SAturday 15th Oct, 11am
Yorkshire Post cricket correspondent Chris Waters talks about this authorized biography of Fred Trueman.

Tell Tale Hearts presents Suitcase Stories

Tell Tale Hearts presents Suitcase Stories

Saturday 15th Oct, 11.30am
An interactive storytelling show, presented by Tell Tale Hearts, designed to unleash the imagination

Debi Gliori

Debi Gliori

Saturday 15th Oct, 10.30am
Come and hear Debi Gliori, introduce her new picture book, The Scariest Thing of All.

Mills & Boon – A Celebration

Mills & Boon – A Celebration

Saturday 15th Oct, 7.30pm

Northern Ballet: Nutcracker Workshops

Northern Ballet: Nutcracker Workshops

Sunday 16th Oct, 2pm & 3.45pm
Learn steps from the magical ballet the Nutcracker, with Northern Ballet

David Crystal – The King James Bible and the English Language

David Crystal – The King James Bible and the English Language

Sunday 16th Oct, 2.30pm
How has the English language been shaped by the King James edition of the bible?

Jon Ronson – The Psychopath Test

Jon Ronson – The Psychopath Test

Friday 21st Oct, 7.45pm
A special post-festival event with journalist, author and documentary maker Jon Ronson