Literary Leicester

Literary Leicester 2022-23 events

100% free and open to all, we look forward to welcoming you to Literary Leicester 2023, taking place 22-25 March! We're thrilled to be hosting events with some of the UK's most exciting writers and thinkers, including Kit de Waal, Mick Herron, Nina Stibbe, Samira Ahmed, Liz Jensen, Joelle Taylor, Patience Agbabi, Felicity Cloake, Joanna Walsh and many more. Stay tuned for our full 2023 schedule, to be released very soon. Why not follow us on EventBrite and be among the first to know when tickets are released?

In addition to our annual festival, Literary Leicester hosts a variety of events throughout the year. Find out more below. You can also catch up on events that you've missed through 'Arts Podcasts at Leicester' on SoundCloud.

Monday 20 March 2023

  • Bernardine Evaristo and Kit de Waal: In Conversation (5.00pm - 6.00pm, online)

Wednesday 22 March 2023

  • Lesley Wylie: ‘Slow’ living as ecological practice (1.00pm - 2.00pm, Attenborough Arts Centre)
  • Reading and Dissent in Soviet Russia (3.00pm - 4.00pm, Attenborough Arts Centre)
  • Mick Herron in conversation with Kit de Waal (6.30pm - 7.30pm, Ken Edwards Building)
  • Nina Stibbe: Life, Fiction, Comedy (8.00pm - 9.00pm, Ken Edwards Building)

Thursday 23 March 2023

  • Samuel Pepys’s Cheese (12.00pm - 1.00pm, David Wilson Library)
  • Letters from the Archive (2.30pm - 3.30pm, David Wilson Library)
  • Joanna Walsh: Autobiography and Oversharing (4.00pm - 5.00pm, Attenborough Arts Centre)
  • Samira Ahmed: My Life in Books (6.30pm - 7.30pm, Ken Edwards Building)
  • Renaissance One presents Family of Words: Joelle Taylor and Patience Agbabi (8.00pm - 9.00pm, Ken Edwards Building)

Friday 24 March 2023

  • Writing Climate Fiction: A Workshop with Liz Jensen (1.30pm - 2.30pm, Leicester Central Library)
  • First Story: Young Writers' Showcase (1.30pm - 2.30pm, Attenborough Arts Centre)
  • LIAS presents: 10 Meals That Changed the World (3.30pm - 4.30pm, Attenborough Arts Centre)
  • 'But is it authentic?': Food and Culture with Felicity Cloake and Gurdeep Loyal (5.00pm - 6.00pm, Attenborough Arts Centre)
  • Writing the Climate Emergency: Liz Jensen, Laline Paull, Gregory Norminton (6.30pm - 7.30pm, Phoenix Cinema and Arts Centre)
  • My Name is Leon: Page to Screen with Kit de Waal and Guests (8.00pm - 9.00pm, Phoenix Cinema and Arts Centre)

Saturday 25 March 2023

  • For kids! Writing Worlds with PolarBear: A Letterbox Club Event (10.00am - 11.30am, Attenborough Arts Centre)

Monday 27 March 2023

  • Creative Writing Student Showcase (5.30pm - 6.45pm, Attenborough Arts Centre)

Tuesday 9 May 2023

  • Val McDermid: Killing People for Fun and Profit (6.15pm - 7.30pm, city centre venue tbc)

COVID-19 guidance

Government messaging does not distinguish COVID-19 from other respiratory infections. If you feel unwell, or have the symptoms of a respiratory tract infection, which now include headache, runny nose, sneezing, or sore throat please do not come to campus.

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