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Hosted by the University of Leeds Poetry Centre in aid of Child.org’s ‘Team Mum’ campaign. You are invited to Leeds’s first ever poetry charity ‘cabaret’ (think performance poetry with wine!). Expect a mixture of students, staff and local Leeds poets sharing their thoughts in verse on the theme of parenthood and/or childhood.  Confirmed speakers so…
Book Launch of Opposite: Poems, Philosophy and Coffee by Aaron Meskin and Helen Mort with jazz from Skwid Ink (Tight Lines) and hip-hop DJ set from Greg Surmacz (Paper Tiger/Captain Over) Co-sponsored by the Centre for Aesthetics, HPBC, The State of the Arts, and The University of Leeds Poetry Centre. What happens when poetry and…
Douglas Caster Fellow Vahni Capildeo and renowned poet Malika Booker are taking part in a  spectacular evening of Caribbean culture, poetry and music  on 27th March. Further information and tickets here: https://bit.ly/2Hx42hK.
Join us at 18.30 on March 14 2019 for a reading of her own work by Jacqueline Bishop. Jacqueline is an award-winning photographer, painter, and writer born and raised in Jamaica, who now lives in New York City. Her books include Faun, Snapshots from Istanbul, The River’s Song, and The Gymnast. This event is in…
Peepal Tree Press, University of Leeds Poetry Centre and Leeds Lit Fest invite you to celebrate 34 years of Peepal Tree Press. MCs Malika Booker and Khadijah Ibrahim in conversation and reading with  Jacqueline Bishop, Anthony Joseph, Roger Robinson, Nick Mahoka, Desiree Reynolds, Degna Stone, Jacob Ross and Seni Seneviratne. All welcome.
Unfortunately, this event has had to be cancelled. Please look out for its rescheduling in the not too distant future.  
Join us for a reading of his own work by poet Zaffar Kunial in the Alumni Room of the School of English at 18.30. Tickets here.
Join us in the School of English on 6th December for an evening of poetry celebrating Martin Bell, Gregory Fellow at the University of Leeds from 1967-69, and launching a posthumous collection of his translations of the French Surrealist poet, Robert Desnos.
A Celebration of Isaac Rosenberg (1890-1918) with Vahni Capildeo, Elizabeth Cook, Ian Duhig, Jean Liddiard, Deborah Maccoby, Tony Rudolf, Jeffrey Wainwright, John Whale and others.
The theme of this year’s Peace Poetry Prize is Food Inequality. All shortlisted entrants will be invited to a celebration event on Tuesday 27th November 2018 (Maurice Keyworth Lecture Theatre 6.30 – 7.45) and prizes will be awarded by this year’s Chief Judge, Simon Armitage. For further information and how to apply, visit the Peace…