Upcoming events at York Literature Festival

York Literature Festival Events taking place tomorrow.
(Monday 24th March

Recovering Lost Voices: Writing Historical Fiction with Sophie Coulombeau
King’s Manor: Room KG33
9.30am – 4.30pm

Burglar Bill by Janet and Allan Ahlberg
York Castle Museum
11.00am – 11.30am

Andrew Motion
St Peter’s School
7.00pm – 8.30pm

Narrative and Alternative Futures
York Theatre Royal
7.00pm – 9.00pm

York Theatre Royal
Mon 24 March – Sat 29 March 7.30pm with a 2.00pm (Thu) & 2.30pm (Sat) matinee


For more details click this link: www.yorkliteraturefestival.co.uk/2014-programme/

Narrative and Alternative Futures

Narrative and Alternative Futures

Date:    Monday 24th March
Time:    7.00pm – 9.00pm
Venue: York Theatre Royal, St Leonard’s Place, York YO17 7HD
Cost/Booking Info: FREE, please book at York Theatre Royal 01904 623568 or online: www.yorktheatrerthe-future-smoyal.co.uk
Through narrative we can imagine how the future might be, we can dream of shiny bright possibilities or project into dark dystopian horrors. Through narrative we can transport ourselves forward and consider what the consequences of our actions now might be for our descendants yet to come.
This event will bring together voices from the arts, literature and social sciences to consider the role of narrative in thinking, imagining and potentially bringing into being a range of alternative futures.

Speakers for this event will include Professor Andy Miah (Director, Creative Futures Institute, University of the West of Scotland), Dr Liesl King (Head of English Literature, YSJU), Dr Abi Curtis (Head of Creative Writing, YSJU).

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