This is a unique opportunity to spend the night in the Leeds Library!
Are you interested in how disrupted sleep might alter your consciousness or influence your creativity? Have you ever wondered what the Library is like at night, which ghosts haunt The New Room and whether you could catch a glimpse of the spectre that pulls books off the shelves after closing time? Join us in this practical, mind-expanding experiment that follows in the footsteps of Mary Shelley, William Wordsworth and Marcel Proust and write the night away with us. Please note the programme will include opportunities for sleep and rest and creative writing techniques aimed to tap into different parts of your consciousness. Bring your sleeping bag, pillow, earplugs and an open-mind. Insomniacs welcome.
The workshop starts at 10pm on Saturday 7 March and finishes at 7am on Sunday 8 March. Tickets are £30 for Leeds Library Members, or £40. Places are extremely limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. Adults only.
This workshop will be led by writer Becky Cherriman. Becky is a Yorkshire writer, workshop leader and performer. She is 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 Clay’ were published in 2016 by Mother’s Milk and Cinnamon Press respectively. Her agnostic poem Jesus Lives was highly commended in the Forward Prizes 2017.