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Northern Writers Mini-Fest

Northern Writers Mini-Fest
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16 May 2019 7:45pm - 10pm

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Harper Street, Leeds, LS2 7EA

An evening of readings – and a few songs – introducing new writers from the north of England.

In this headline event, critically acclaimed novelist P J Whiteley reads from his Leeds-themed novels, Marching on Together and the forthcoming The Rooms We Never Enter. He talks about his life and influences, and introduces songs that feature in his books - classics by The Kaiser Chiefs, The Beatles and others - performed by special guest, the singer-musician Nigel Girling. 

Before the intermission, we hear from some of the newest and most brilliant literary voices in the north of England. Robert Welbourn reads from his dazzling debut novel Ideal Angels. Set in Leeds, our protagonist falls in love with a mysterious socialite and the two set out on an unpredicatable odyssey filled with exhileration and fear, ultimately ending in tragedy. In Sour Fruit, Eli Allison creates a disturbing dystopian world in which the divide lies between the digital world and those in the VOID. The claustrophobia of a small town that resembles a gaol is vividly brough to life in Claire Patel-Campbell's novel Abernathy.  

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During this period of social distancing and lockdown due to Coronavirus we advise that you check directly with the organiser of this event that it is going ahead as publicised.

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  • Free Event
  • Adults only
  • Gig
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Social
  • Spoken Word
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