At Beam we’re delighted to be organising the Wakefield Lit Fest again, and that the great success of the festival in 2012 has brought increased support from Arts Council England, Wakefield Council, and other partners.
Our theme this year is ‘Everyone has a story’ and we’ve certainly attracted some of the UK’s very best and most well-known story-tellers and writers! But young people from Wakefield are also telling their own and their community’s stories through ‘Takeover Lit Fest’; and there are plenty of stimulating creative opportunities for both new and experienced writers.
Fri 20 Tanka & Taiko /
Mon 23 Tell Your Story Loud & Proud Workshop / Trinity Walk Book Club / Wakefield Clandestine Cake Club - 'Bake Me a Story...' / A Life in Writing - Panel Discussion / Kate Fox – ‘Fox Populi’ / For Books Sake presents… The Literary Pub Quiz /
Wed 25 Creative Writing Workshop for Adults with Currock Press/Wakefield Museum / Wakefield Artwalk / Storytelling & Drawing with Lynne Chapman / Staz Johnson / Drop in & Draw with Lynne Chapman / Wakefield Wordwalk / Egypt in Crisis – Fact & Fiction /
Sat 28 Readings in a Northern City / Versions of the North – Five Leaves Publishing / Rugby League Readings, ‘This Sporting Life’ & ‘The Spirit of ‘45’ / Paul Morley – ‘The North (And Almost Everything In It)’ followed by a Panel Discussion / The Secret Garden Outdoor Cinema: Wuthering Heights (Rated 15) /
Mon 30 Darren Shan /
Lit Fest 'Seed Fund' Events