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 will be released in advance of the Festival in March. Each will feature a writer currently working in Leeds and will be recorded on location somewhere in the city. In response to their surroundings in that moment, writers will talk about the relationship between their own writing and the idea of Place.
The series will include profiles of Seni Seneviratne, Malika Booker, Boff Whalley, Rommi Smith (photo by Lizzie Coombes) and James Nash.
Five further podcasts will all be recorded during the Festival itself and will 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 will feature the writer talking about their preparation for the workshops they are leading 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 will be available during Leeds Lit Fest here as well as various podcast apps. The podcasts are produced by Chapel FM.