01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk

01484 951108 office@huddlitfest.org.uk

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Lemn Sissay’s inspiring lecture

Lemn Sissay’s inspiring lecture

A moving lecture and inspiring poetry from Lemn Sissay A giant whale, growing up in care, identity and name – you might wonder what links all of these subjects together. Last week, Huddersfield Literature Festival patron, Lemn Sissay MBE, gave a free lecture at...
A talent for new writing

A talent for new writing

Guest blog by Sally Marshall of Dark Horse Theatre After delivering workshops and talks with local writers groups in the area, with swathes of positive and enthusiastic feedback, it is clear to all of us at Dark Horse Theatre that there’s a vast interest and talent...
Bringing books into schools

Bringing books into schools

Last week I gave an assembly for 220 pupils aged 13-14 at Westborough High School in Dewsbury. The school librarian Sarah-Jane Loughran had invited me to speak to the pupils to tell them about the literature festival but also to talk about the importance of books and...
Shuddersfield – how it came about

Shuddersfield – how it came about

Picture of Rebecca Legg (credit: Andrew Stone of Black Orchard Photography) Nobody believes that I’m scary. It’s probably because I have this whole “jolly Canadian” persona. In actuality, I’ve spent quite a significant part of my life scaring the crap out of people....

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