Very short notice but it’s only just come to my attention. York Literature festival has a day of free online events from11am and throughout the day
From the festival website – “There is no denying that 2020 has been a tough year for everyone. So it is with great pleasure that we are bringing you a day of online events on Saturday 17th October, in association with MyVLF and Arts Council England.
Every event on the day will be FREE. All you need to do is to register with MyVLF before the events (also free) and then visit the website in time on the day. The great thing is that after you have joined the MyVLF community you can engage with the other literary events on their website as well. If you can not join us on the day, the events will still be on the MyVLF website for you to enjoy!”
Poetry, literature and history are on the agenda for the York Literature Festival
12pm: Young, Black & British, Join Jeffrey Boakye and Okey Nzelu as they talk about race, religion and a lot more
2pm: Locating York in Literature with Dr Robert O’Connor and Drs Zoë Enstone and Adam James Smith.
4pm: Suzannah Lipscomb, historian and presenter, shares the voices of sixteenth century women and the realities of their lives.
5pm: Poetry with Andrew McMillan & Joshua Judson. Join them for readings from their latest collections.