This year KLTV is working in partnership with HLF to showcase and highlight the wonderful events going on throughout the festival.
This year’s festival runs from the 19th to the 29th of March, with a FREE Exclusive Preview Event on the 25th of February.
The award-winning Huddersfield Literature Festival (HLF) is an annual celebration of books and authors, poetry and performance, with a real community spirit at the core of the festival.
To kick start the fun-filled month, HLF is having a free exclusive launch event on Tuesday 25th February at 6 pm – which also happens to be Shrove Tuesday, so of course, they’ll be pancakes! (Seriously!)
Why not come down and take a look at the array of performances scheduled for this March?
This event is being held at the University of Huddersfield, at the Charles Sikes Building in the Diamond Jubilee Lecture Theatre.
Poetry Reading by Michael Stewart
Not only there will there be free pancakes but there will be an extraordinary poetry reading by Michael Stewart from the new edition of his collection: Couples. A blackly comic sequence of poems that explore the nature of co-dependency – of two people who want to be together, but at the same time cannot help but push each other away.
Michael Stewart is a Bradford based University of Huddersfield head of Creative Writing and author. His first novel, King Crow, won the Guardians’ Not The Booker Prize in 2011. His first collection of stories, Mr Jolly, was published by Valley Press in 2016, and was long-listed for the Edge Hill Prize 2017.
In Conversation with Sairish Hussain
Tuesday night will also feature an In Conversation with Sairish Hussain, author of the stunning debut novel The Family Tree, a moving story of a British Muslim family full of love, laughter and resilience, as well as all the faults, mistakes and stubborn loyalties that make us human.
Sairish Hussain is a Bradford based University of Huddersfield Creative Writing graduate currently pursuing a PhD after being awarded the university’s Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship.
The preview night presents just a small taste of what to expect from the festival when it starts on the 19th of March, but is well worth attending for the two wonderful guests. Further details can be found below.
- Price: Free entry / £3.00 donation
- Date: Tuesday, 25th February 2020 at 6 pm
- Location: Diamond Jubilee Lecture Theatre, Charles Sikes Building, Queensgate, University of Huddersfield HD1 3DH
For more information on Tuesdays event and to book tickets click here.
For the venue Access Guide click here.