The University of Leeds supports local Ilkley Literature Festival

The University of Leeds is contributing to a number of events at the Ilkley Literature Festival which runs from Friday 1 October to Sunday 17 October.

The University is sponsoring the headline appearance of Booker Prize Winner Bernardine Evaristo who will be discussing her latest book Manifesto, an inspirational account of her creative rebellion as a writer, teacher and activist.

Former Douglas Caster Cultural Fellow and award-winning poet Malika Booker will also be in attendance.

Professor Frank Finlay, Dean for Cultural Engagement and Director of the Cultural Institute, said:

Literature can express what it means to be human, it offers us insights into our experiences and life stories, and we share Evaristo's passion for broadening and deepening the narrative of who we are in Britain.

On Friday 9 October the University of Leeds Poetry Centre will be live streaming a showcase of readings by several exceptional poets associated with the centre. Poet in Residence Ian Duhig and Apprentice Poet in Residence Rheima Robinson will feature alongside Poetry Centre Director Professor John Whale, Jeffrey Wainwright, Dr Kimberly Campanello, Lydia Kennaway, Charlotte Eichler and Zaffar Kunial.

There will also be many other festival events featuring Leeds academics.

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