Literary Leicester

Events

In addition to the main festival, held in late March, Literary Leicester hosts a variety of free events throughout the year. These take place on campus and at a range of cultural and community venues.

Upcoming events

Literary Leicester 2022 (23 - 26 March 2022)

100% free and open to all, we look forward to welcoming you to our wide-ranging line-up for Literary Leicester 2022! In this, the university's centenary year, we're delighted to welcome back Leicester alumna and bestselling author Adele Parks MBE. Booker-Prize winning novelist Howard Jakobson joins us, as does 2021's Costa-prize winning novelist Monique Roffey. Children's author Pippa Goodhart helps us celebrate 15 years of the Letterbox Club. Colin Thubron and Monisha Rajesh discuss the future of travel writing after the pandemic. We've spoken-word poetry from Grace Nichols, John Agard and a whole lot more.

EventBrite booking links will follow and several further events are still to be announced. In the meantime, save the following dates in your diary.

Wednesday 23 March

  • FRINGE - '"The Waste Land" (1922): A "Mad" Poem in a "Fallen" World' with Dr Scott Freer (1.00pm to 2.00 pm, David Wilson Seminar Room, University of Leicester)
  • FRINGE - Creative Writing Showcase, hosted by Dr Jonathan Taylor (4.30pm to 5.45pm, Attenborough Arts Studio 1)
  • In conversation with Adele Parks (6.30pm to 7.30pm, Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, University of Leicester)
  • Howard Jakobson (8.00pm to 9.00pm, Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, University of Leicester)

Thursday 24 March

  • FRINGE - 'A Medieval Woman Talks to God' with Dr Ben Parsons (12.00pm to 1.00pm, online)
  • 'Making the World Better' Book Launch with Dahlia Books (2.30pm to 3.30pm, Attenborough Arts Main Hall)
  • FRINGE - '100 Years of Fascism(s)' (4.30pm to 5.45pm, David Wilson Seminar Room, University of Leicester)
  • Monique Roffey (6.30pm to 7.30pm, Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, University of Leicester)
  • Poets Discussion Group (8.00pm to 9.00pm, Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, University of Leicester)

Friday 25 March

  • First Story Schools Event (9.45am to 3.00pm)
  • FRINGE - '10 Books That Changed the World' (4.00pm to 5.15pm, Attenborough Arts Main Hall)

Saturday 26 March

  • Celebrating 15 Years of the Letterbox Club (time TBC, Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, University of Leicester)
  • FRINGE - 'Multilingual Leicester: The Linguistic Landscape of the Golden Mile' with Dr Michelle Harrison (1.00pm to 2.00pm, venue tbc)
  • FRINGE - 'Spring into Languages' (4.00pm - 5.00pm, David Wilson Seminar Room, University of Leicester)
  • FRINGE - 'Larkin at Leicester' with Nick Everett (2.30pm to 3.30pm, Ogden Lewis Seminar Rooms, University of Leicester)
  • The Future of Travel Writing with Colin Thubron, Monisha Rajesh, and Tim Hannigan (Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, University of Leicester)
  • Leicester Writers Showcase (8.00pm to 9.00pm, Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, University of Leicester)

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