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Gaia Holmes: He Used to Do Dangerous Things – Preview

Hear from award-winning local writer Gaia Holmes at thepreview of her debut short story collection: He Used to Do Dangerous Things 

This collection deals with themes of environmental campaigning, homelessness and the cost-of-living crisis, told through brittle and precarious relationships and threaded together with magic realism and the haunting power of landscapes.  

 The event will be chaired by editor and publisher Ra Page, and it will begin with a reading followed by a discussion and Q&A with the author. 

 Gaia Holmes is an award-winning freelance writer and creative writing tutor who works with schools, universities, libraries and other community groups throughout the West Yorkshire region. She runs ‘Igniting The Spark’, a weekly writing workshop at Dean Clough, Halifax, and is the co-host of ‘MUSE-LI’, an online writing group. She has had three full length poetry collections published by Comma Press: Dr James Graham’s Celestial Bed (2006), Lifting the Piano with One Hand (2013) and Where The Road Runs Out (2018), along with Tales from the Tachograph, a collaborative work with Winston Plowes (Calder Valley Poetry, 2017). In February 2023, she was awarded the Arts Foundation Futures Award for Place Writing.  

Access and Covid safety measures: if you have specific access needs or queries and/or prefer to be seated away from other audience members as a Covid safety measure, please contact our Admin at: [email protected] with your request.  

Date: Friday 26 April  

Time: 5.30pm-6.30pm 

Location: Attic, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen Street, Huddersfield HD1 2SP 

Tickets: £5, free for University of Huddersfield staff and students & essential carers  

Age guidance: 16+ 

Access Guide: https://www.accessable.co.uk/huddersfield-literature-festival/access-guides/lawrence-batley-theatre  

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