Thursday, 22 June 2017

Sonnet Sessions - James Nash and Di Slaney

Headingley Library 21 June 2017, 7pm

Enjoyed it very much - both the sonnets and questions and answers. V. worthwhile event.

Very enjoyable. Good quality poetry, well presented. And it went so quickly.

Wonderful! What a smashing way to spend a summer's evening.

Super! More! Well-organised and interesting.

Excellent. Small but intimate gathering.

Terrific event. Plenty of interaction with the listeners as well.

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T F Griffin and Douglas Houston - a celebration

Headingley Library 9 June 2017at 7pm                                                                                                                              

A warm and welcoming event - I was impressed by the range of participants who wished to share their appreciation (& love) of the poetry of TG & DH.

I very much enjoyed a well-organised evening. I knew a few people here, I live locally, and the event was a credit to Headingley.

Readers Ruth, Bill, Linda, Jules, Pam, Lynne and Sheila
Beautiful jazz music. Great poetry. Thanks.

Beautiful poems read with love and humour. Smooth jazz too! Excellent.

Des the Miner

Great to hear poetry as always, and I was introduced to two new poets (to me).

Thank you for a splendid evening where we could share the thoughts of two deep thinking men.

Their words so beautifully read & the selection so varied. The evening made perfect by the music!

Pam Scobie and Lynn Houston
An excellent evening of poetry and jazz. Hugely enjoyable!

Excellent event. Great readers, great snacks and drinks.

Very good. Well organised, good choice of poems.

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Sunday, 4 June 2017

A A Dhand - our Writer in Residence for 2018

AA Dhand's thrilling sequel GIRL ZERO is due for release on Friday 14th July with what promises to be one of the busiest launches of the year at Bradford Waterstones. Join him in conversation with journalist and BBC radio presenter, Nick Ahad, in this Bradford Literature Festival event. He will launch the paperback version at the Headingley LitFest in March 2018.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Poetry in Headingley Library this month

Two (free) 'Between the Lines' events:

Douglas Houston
T.F. Griffin

A joyful celebration of the lives and works of two much loved poets—the late T.F. Griffin and Douglas Houston

Poems, reminiscences, music, and the launch of Doug’s ’Last Poems’—a ‘bitter sweet postscript’ published by Shoestring Press. 
Readings by Pam Scobie and friends. Music by Des the Miner.


Di Slaney and James Nash share their worlds of nature, animals and personal history in sonnets laced with wit and wry humour. 
Expect warmth and engagement from these two poets in writing that is direct, funny and unafraid; they offer hard won optimism and honesty in a shaky contemporary world. 
They will share new material and work from their latest collections published by Valley Press