For 8 to 12 year-olds
For details ring 01422 842684
Joan Lingard was born in Edinburgh but grew up in Belfast. She began writing when she was eleven and has never wanted to be anything other than a writer. Many of her books touch on the theme of displacement, including the Kevin and Sadie Quintet, possibly her best known series.
The Mytholmroyd of Ted Hughes
a walk led by John Billingsley
Meet 7.30pm at foot of steps to Leeds-bound platform, Mytholmroyd Station
£4.50 (advance booking essential)
A short walk around the village of Mytholmroyd, looking at the places that made an impact on the young Ted Hughes and became a part of his formative environment. With references to some of his Mytholmroyd poems and glimpses of the historical background of Mytholmroyd in the 1930s.
(Length 3 miles max; duration 2 hours approx. Some footpaths - expect mud! Please bring suitable clothing. Unsuitable for children under 16 and dogs.)
Gaia Holmes and Milner Place
Artsmill, Linden Mill, Linden Road, Hebden Bridge
8.00pm (to 9.30pm approx)
Luddenden-born Gaia Holmes is a poet whose work digs beneath the surface of mundane, urban life to reveal an extraordinary seam of exoticism. This evening's reading launches her debut collection, Dr James Graham's Celestial Bed (Comma Press). Milner Place describes himself as 'a knockabout who still searches for the magic in poetry'. He has published eight poetry collections, including In a Rare Time of Rain (Chatto & Windus). As with Gaia, his poetry is itself an adventure.
In association with Comma Press