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An Evening with John Agard from LLF24 and Renaissance One – Leeds Lit Fest 2024

Sat 15th Jun

6.00pm - 7.00pm

Admission: Book here
Organised by Leeds Lit Fest 2024
Doors open 5.30pm

"Come and revel in poems and oratory with one of the UK’s most sought after authors, John Agard.  His love of language stemmed from listening to cricket commentaries on the radio as well as books and magazines and his writing has been on the GCSE curriculum for decades which means that 1000’s of adults and their children have grown up with his work and words.  He is author of over 50 books including the much-shortlisted Windrush Child (Walker Books), Border Zone (Bloodaxe), short story collection Inspector Dreadlock Holmes & Other Stories (Hope Road Publishing) and a new poetry book for young adults Wise Up! Wise Down! (Walker Books) co-written with Jon Arno. His contributions to literature have been recognised through accolades including the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry and a BookTrust Lifetime Achievement Award.  Agard will read from his works and perform classic treasures alongside new treats in an event that celebrates rhythm and wordplay. This event is produced with Renaissance One. renaissanceone.co.uk/"

Please note: This event is externally organised by Leeds Lit Fest 2024. Leeds Minster is not responsible for the accuracy of the above information or for any changes to this event. Please see the organiser’s website for full details.