Zim Zam Zoom Family Poetry

For ages 0-6+ In these three videos, join James Carter for some fast-paced fun, as he brings poetry and music together for our very youngest audiences and their parents. Using content from James’ books Zim Zam Zoom and Once Upon…

The Deathless Girls with Kiran Millwood Hargrave

For ages 11-18+ Join award-winning author Kiran Millwood Hargrave and book blogger Jean Menzies, for a hugely enjoyable conversation, exploring the Gothic world of Kiran’s YA debut novel, The Deathless Girls. Written as a prequel to Bram Stoker’s Dracula, the…

Write Where You Are with A.A. Dhand

For ages 14-18+ From City Park to Upper Piccadilly, Leeds Road to Undercliffe Cemetery, best-selling writer of the Harry Virdee crime series, A.A. Dhand – who confesses he walks the streets of the city at night to find inspiration for…

Gothic on Film with Colin McCracken

For ages 14-18+ This unique, narrated visual presentation weaves archive footage, pop culture references and film trailers into a half hour odyssey into the Gothic, re-introducing familiar characters such as Dracula and Frankenstein’s monster, with a very modern twist. In…

The Family Tree with Sairish Hussain

Sairish Hussain is an author who was born and brought up in Bradford. Her debut novel The Family Tree follows the stories of Amjaad and his children Saahil and Zahra, after his wife, their mother, dies shortly after Zahra is…

Yorkshire Poetry with Nadine Aisha Jassat

For ages 11-18+ Yorkshire poet Nadine Aisha Jassat shares poetry written by Yorkshire folk in Yorkshire dialect and accents, exploring the diversity of heritage and language in our county and showcasing the importance of voice and point of view. Funded…

Poetry & Imagery Workshop with Anthony Anaxagorou

For ages 13-18+ Join award-winning poet Anthony Anaxagorou for this creative poetry writing workshop that looks at how to create effective imagery in poetry and gives you the skills and inspiration needed to pick up a pen and get writing….

The Restless Dead: Vampires, Zombies and Ghosts

Medieval ruins have long inspired the ghostly literary imagination. Perhaps most famously, the shell of the magnificent 13th-century church at Whitby Abbey provided an atmospheric backdrop to chilling scenes in Bram Stoker’s Dracula, the vampire novel par excellence. But elements…

Re-discovering Rumi

He’s one of the best selling poets in America, with 1.7 million followers on facebook, the darling of Instagram influencers and has inspired celebrities from Madonna to Jay-Z. He’s also a 13th century mystic, variously described as a “Sufi”, “a Saint”…

Finding Your Inner Voice in Verse with Farah Chamma

For ages 14-18+ Join Palestinian spoken word poet Farah Chamma as she delivers a very special conversation all the way from Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. In between performances of her own work, Farah discusses how you can learn…