Readings in a Northern City Wakefield Lit Fest

Part of North Day - a day of festival events exploring the concept of ‘North’.
"Join Beam Director Robert Powell, Lit Fest Writer in Residence Steve Dearden, Wakefield Civic Society and a host of specially invited guest readers in exploring Wakefield’s spaces and places through literature and verse. Get under the skin of what makes a northern city on this wide-ranging reading tour and walkabout of Wakefield."
Steve Dearden, Burgage Square. Reading part of his work in progress as Lit Fest writer in residence.

Robin Taylor, Robin Taylor Fine Arts.
Read 'Leaving The Tate' by Fleur Adcock.

John Whitaker, Wakefield One Museum.
Reading from the Journal of Charles Waterton.

Josie Walsh, Poet. Reading her poem 'Another Breath'
outside Wakefield College.

Jonathan Greener, The Dean of Wakefield. Reading from
'The Vicar of Wakefield' by Oliver Goldsmith.

Dianne Gomery outside Wakefield Girls High School.
On Barbara Hepworth: a collage of words.

Robert Powell, St Johns Churchyard. Reading from
'Anyone Lived in a Pretty How Town' by E.E. Cummings.

Jane Bryant, Architect. Reading 'Bond Street' from
'A Local Habitation by Norman Nicholson.

Michael Wood, The War Memorial.
Reading 'The Little Car by Guillaume Apollinaire.

Kevin Trickett, Wakefield Civic Society. Outside The Town Hall
on Wood Street reading 'Executive' by John Betjeman.

Stephen, Bishop of Wakefield. Reading from the work of
Thomas Hardy, inside Wakefield Cathedral.

Kate Taylor, Historian. Outside Gissing House,
reading from 'A Life's Morning' by George Gissing.

John Goodchild, Historian.
Westgate Unitarian Chapel reading a hymn
on praying for children by Andrew Chalmers.

Walking along Westgate.

Michael Yates, Writer. Reading his own poem
'Demon Drink' outside Henry Boons.

Kate Taylor, Historian.
Outside Wakefield Prison reading 'Wakefield's First Execution'
from the Wakefield Herald 12 April 1906.

Steve Dearden, Wakefield Lit Fest writer in residence
reading from his work in progress.


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