Flash Fiction Workshop with Katy Darby

For ages 11-18+ Flash Fiction is a form of very short storytelling, with anything between 5 and 1,500 words. For this workshop, author Katy Darby will guide you through the dos and don’ts of writing compelling Flash Fiction so you…

Poetry on Your Terms with Carlos Andrés Gómez

For ages 13-18+ Colombian-American poet and author Carlos Andrés Gómez shares his experiences of breaking down the traditional ‘rules’ of poetry and the importance of finding your own style. He also looks at the Bradford diaspora and how your unique…

Slam & Spoken Word Poetry with Joanna Hoffman

For ages 13-18+ Veteran New York slam poet Joanna Hoffman explores her journey through poetry, what poetry means to her and what poetry could hopefully mean for you. In this event, Joanna discusses the import role of poetry in human…

Crafty Creations: Make a Pirate Ship

For ages 5-11+ Morwenna Catt is an artist, whose crafty workshops delight children at the festival every year. In this crafty workshop using materials you’re likely to have at home, learn how to make a swashbuckling pirate ship, fit for…

Q&A with Kiran Millwood Hargrave

An enlightening Q&A with award-winning author Kiran Millwood Hargrave, exploring the Gothic world of Kiran’s debut novel for young adults, The Deathless Girls. Written as a prequel to Bram Stoker’s Dracula, the book marries the classic Gothic milieu with very…

Anne Brontë: In Her Own Words

The Brontë sisters – Emily, Charlotte and Anne – are often talked about in one breath without considering their own unique personalities. Anne Brontë’s work, which included novels Agnes Grey and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, address feminist issues that…

Q&A with Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

An enlightening Q&A with Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad, taking questions on his latest book Travelling Home: Essays on Islam in Europe. Murad’s book dissects the rise of Islamophobia on the basis of Muslim theological tradition. Murad argues that although the proper…

Poetry Club with Nikita Gill

Welcome to Poetry Club – a space for poetry lovers, poetry amateurs and the poetry curious. Each month we welcome a different Poetry Club Curator who will introduce you to the work of their favourite poet or collection. Our Curators…

Moon Juice: Poems for Children with Kate Wakeling

For ages 5-9+ Join poet and performer Kate Wakeling as she reads from her award-winning book of poems for children. Moon Juice is full of curious characters and strange situations, always musical, sometimes wistful, and full of wonder at the…