Leeds Lit Fest is delighted to have commissioned ten new and original podcasts for the 2020 Festival funded by Leeds Inspired, part of Leeds City Council.
Five Writer Profiles Podcasts were released in advance of the Festival in March. Each feature a writer currently working in Leeds and was recorded on location somewhere in the city. In response to their surroundings in that moment, writers talk about the relationship between their own writing and the idea of place.
The series features Malika Booker, Boff Whalley, Rommi Smith (photo by Lizzie Coombes), Seni Seneviratne and James Nash.
Five further podcasts were recorded during the Festival itself and feature writers leading sessions in the ‘Inspiring the City’ workshop series which include Michael Stewart (Introduction to Screenwriting), Barney Bardsley (Writing Memoir), Clare Fisher (Writing Fiction), Gill Lambert (Writing Poetry), and James Oddy (Writing Non-Fiction).
Each podcast features the writer talking about their preparation for the workshops they led in a range of venues around the city, their own experience in the form, as well as interviews with, and writing by, workshop participants.
All the podcasts are available here as well as various podcast apps. The podcasts are produced by Chapel FM.
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