Events

Poet Zaffar Kunial will be reading work inspired by his recent residency at the Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth. Zaffar was commissioned by the Museum to explore the enigmatic and extraordinary Patrick Brontë as part of their bicentennial celebrations. A selection of Brontë related manuscripts will be on display from the University of Leeds Library’s…

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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…
The Poetry Centre invites you to the launch of Vahni Capildeo’s latest book of poems, Skin Can Hold (Carcanet, 2019). Vahni Capildeo, author of Measures of Expatriation (Forward Prize, 2016), returns with a third Carcanet volume, Skin Can Hold. The collection marks an adventurous departure for a pen-and-paper poet. These texts are the fruit of collaborative experiments in…
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.
Tuesday 19th March, 5.30pm, Alumni Room. Theme: poems about Sheela-na-gigs
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.
School of Night Tuesday 29 Jan 2019, Alumni Room, 5.30pm Theme: trees.