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Planes, Trains and Seasick Pills

September 23 @ 10:00 am

Matt Abbott Writing Workshop Saturday, 23 September, 2017 10am Be it Betjeman's train carriage or Ginsberg's Greyhound bus, physical journeys have always been a key topic for poets to explore. Join A Firm Of Poets co-founder Matt Abbott for this Saturday morning workshop at Kirkgate station, as he uses poetic restrictions, literary devices and sensory

Gudrun’s Sisters – I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues

September 23 @ 1:30 pm

Saturday, 23 September, 2017, 1.30pm With cut-throat honesty, glorious tunes and wicked laughs Gudrun’s Sisters sing stories of 100 years of sisterhood through blues music from the 1920s to the present day. Over 100 years since the first blues tune was published, why do we still like to sing the blues? Do the saddest songs

Teenage Poets and Henry Raby Save the Planet

September 23 @ 4:00 pm

Saturday, 23 September, 2017, 4pm Come see and hear Wakefield Performing Arts students as the take the stage in a blistering spoken word event on the themes of the world as they see it in 2017. Tutored by poetry troubadour, punk nerd and activist, Henry Raby, they will all tell you how to save the

Louder Than Words

September 30

Saturday 30th September 2017 St Austin's Church, Wakefield We Need to Talk About Music A day of writing, conversation, music and argument with special guests developed in partnership with the Louder Than Words Festival.

Simon Armitage’s ‘The Dead Sea Poems’

October 1

Wakefield Rising is the bige finale of Wakefield Lit Fest 2017. A day dedicated to showcasing the work of local emerging writers and performers on Sunday 1st October.

Poetry for the People Big Night Out ft Linton Kwesi Johnson

November 23 @ 7:00 pm

Saturday, 23 September, 2017, 7pm Join The Firm of Poets for a glittering night of arguably the finest spoken word artists in the country – featuring national treasure and creator of 'dub poetry', Linton Kwesi Johnson, Jamaican poet, journalist and author and widely considered to be the father of reggae dub poetry, a blend of

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