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Talk Kit de Waal + Darren Henley - HuddLitFest 2019

Kit de Waal + Darren Henley - HuddLitFest 2019

HuddLitFest 2019

Key facts

Genre: Talk with live subtitling


Common People: An Anthology of Working Class Writers

Award-winning novelist Kit de Waal (My Name Is Leon, The Trick to Time) talks about editing a new collection of essays, poems and memoir celebrating working-class voices.

Supported by crowdfunding publisher Unbound and regional writing development organisations, Common People features emerging writers alongside established names, with narratives that reflect the depth and texture of working-class life.

Kit will be joined by Anita Sethi and Adam Sharp, who both feature in the anthology.


Creativity: Why It Matters

Darren Henley OBE is the Chief Executive of Arts Council England and author of 30 books about the arts. In Creativity: Why It Matters, he shows how creativity enriches lives and places, and builds a stronger society filled with happier, healthier people.

Recognising the importance of creativity for all people and sectors – from the arts to medical, scientific, engineering and entrepreneurial progress – he identifies the education system as the best route to ensure cultural benefits are open to all.

8pm Book signing (please note there will be no break between the talks)

This event will have live subtitling by Stagetext.

ALSO ON TUESDAY 9 APRIL (afternoon), The Big Arts Meet-Up: a chance for Festival organisers to meet, network and share best practice. If you work in this field, contact office@huddlitfest.org.uk to find out more and book your place.


Event details

Tue 9 Apr 2019, 6:30pm

Live subtitling by Stagetext

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Venue details

Diamond Jubilee Lecture Theatre, Huddersfield
University of Huddersfield
The Arts Council
The Arts Council
The Arts Council