Loading Events



Speaking to the Shelves. Creative Writing Workshop with Antony Dunn

by The Leeds Library


We are offering a second creative writing workshop with Anthony Dunn on Saturday 16th February, 1.30-3.30pm with the option to stay from 3.30 – 4.30pm for feedback.

There are only 8 places available so please book quickly to avoid disappointment.

Workshop – autobiographical poetry

Antony Dunn has published four collections of poetry, most recently Take This One to Bed (Valley Press), and edited David Hughes’ posthumous collection Ex Libris, also for Valley Press. He is a regular tutor for The Poetry School and the Arvon Foundation.

Have you always been a reader? Have you ever fancied having a go at writing creatively but haven’t yet devoted time to it? Perhaps you are an experienced writer looking for a new form to explore or need some good old-fashioned inspiration.

Becky Cherriman curates a series of creative writing workshops, which will run on the third Saturday of every month at The Leeds Library. Each workshop will deal with a particular aspect or genre of writing. Guided by established writers, you will draw inspiration from the library’s collections to write and then receive feedback on your work in this stimulating environment. Workshops will draw on Dewey Decimal themes such as Contemporary Fiction, Home and Family Management, Biography, Sociology and Anthropology, Philosophy and the Theory of Religion.

The rest of the workshop programme is as follows and all have waitlists so please sign up to the waitlists if you want to attend as we will be running a second workshop on the day :

16th March: Clare Fisher – flash fiction

27th April: Emma Adams– script-writing for the stage

18th May: Sai Murray – writing the political (any form or genre)

15th June: Ali Harper – crime fiction

Becky Cherriman is a Yorkshire writer, workshop leader and performer. She works part-time as Creative Writing Development Officer for The University of Leeds.

Published by Seren, Mslexia, New Walk, Envoi, Mother’s Milk, Bloodaxe, Well Versed, Moving Worlds and The North she was resident poet for Morley Literature Festival in 2013 and lead artist for Altofts Festival In A Day 2016. Echolocation, her first poetry pamphlet, and first collection Empires of Claywere published in 2016 by Mother’s Milk and Cinnamon Press respectively. Her agnostic poem Jesus Lives was highly commended in the Forward Prizes 2017.

Date and Time

Sat, February 16, 2019

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm


The Leeds Library

18 Commercial Street
Leeds, England LS1 6AL United Kingdom

View Map

Events at The Leeds Library