York Literature Festival Programme now Published!

York St John is hosting a number of exciting events at the Literature Festival this year. We’ve already given a few teasers on the blog. Now the full programme is up! Tickets will sell like hot-cakes, and many of the YSJ events are free, so get booking asap!royle_nicholas


Highlights include:theatre

  • The Art of Short Fiction, workshop and reading with novelist and editor Nicholas Royle and Booker Prize shortlisted novelist Alison Moore
  • Germaine Greer on the Disappearing Womanlighthouse
  • Three prize-winning women poets: Helen Mort, Rebecca Goss and Emily Berry, giving a workshop and reading.
  • YSJ Student Showcase presenting the best of our writing talent
  • Narrative and alternative futures


York Literature Festival: Three Award Winning Women Poets – Emily Berry, Rebecca Goss, Helen Mort

Hosted by York St John University

25th March 2014

Workshop -Skell 223 from 4pm to 6pm

Evening reading and book-signing – Quad South Hall 7.00pm

To book: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/8754018505 

An opportunity to join a workshop and reading with three of the best poets writing in the UK – these are poets to watch.

Emily Berry’s debuemily berry_1t collection is Dear Boy, winner of the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and shortlisted for the Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize. She co-edits the anthology series Stop Sharpening Your Knives and is a contributor to The Breakfast Bible (Bloomsbury 2013), a compendium of breakfasts.

Rebecca Goss grew up in Suffolk. She recently returned to live in the countRebecca Goss 1y after living in Liverpool for twenty years. Her first collection The Anatomy of Structures was published by Flambard Press in 2010. Her second collection, Her Birth (Carcanet/Northern House), was shortlisted for The 2013 Forward Prize for Best Collection and was a winner in The 2013 East Anglian Book Awards.

Helen Mort was born in Sheffield and grew up in Chesterfield. Her first collection Division Helen1Street is published by Chatto & Windus and was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation for Autumn 2013 and has been shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize 2013. She has also published two pamphlets with tall lighthouse press. From 2010-11, Helen was Poet in Residence at The Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere.