Cleckheaton Literature Festival 7 – 10 May

Cleckheaton Literature Festival

Cleckheaton Literature Festival bookCalling all book lovers!

Cleckheaton Library  is holding the first Cleckheaton Literature Festival, between 7 and 10 May.  The festival features workshops, talks and children’s activities. Why not book on one of the activities and rediscover the joy a good book can bring.

Writing workshops

If you’re interested in creative writing there are some fantastic workshops where you can learn from the experts.  These include screenwriting with Steve Moore, fantasy writing with Justina Roberts,  sci-fi writing with Ian C Douglas, writing for young adults with Martyn Bedford and life writing with Alison Lock.

Meet the author sessions

You can meet and listen to readings by authors Jason Hewitt, Mark Wright, Horatio Clare, Lauren Owen, Helen Cadbury, Alison Taft, Leigh Russell and author of ‘chocolat’ Joanne Harris.

Most of the activities cost £5 and most events are at Cleckheaton Library.

Child friendly activities on Saturday 9 May

At 10am on Saturday take your kids down to the library for an activity with author Gillian Rogerson. Gillian wrote Happy Birthday Santa, The Smallest Hero, and Teddy Bear Scare and You Can’t Eat a Princess – this activity costs £3.

There are also two free family activities at West End Park at 11am and 3.30pm.

  • Chol Theatre’s Spin A Silly Story
    This is a free interactive story creating workshop in a giant orange inflatable dome.
  • Johnny Woodham’s Story Trail
    The story trail includes hidden objects, words, and pictures to create stories in a more adventurous way using detective work and exploration.

Cleckheaton Literature Festival highlights

If you’d like something to do on Saturday evening check out The Adventures of Andy Kershaw, 7.30pm ’til late at Whitcliffe Mount School.

Andy’s One Man Show is fascinating and often hilarious.  This 2hr talk and audio-visual presentation will treat the audience to recollections from a life spent on the front lines of rock and roll and the front lines of some of the most worlds’ most extreme and dangerous countries.    Tickets are available from £8

Details of all the activities on offer is available from the Cleckheaton Literature Festival website


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