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Podcast #4: Seni Seneviratne in Holbeck

Podcast #4: Seni Seneviratne in Holbeck

Mon 2 March 2020 - Tue 2 March 2021
Chapel FM

Podcast #4: Seni Seneviratne conjures her family's past in Holbeck

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.

There are 5 writer profiles. Each of these podcasts features a writer currently working in Leeds and has been recorded on location somewhere in the city. In response to their surroundings in that moment, the featured writers talk about the relationship between their own writing and the idea of place.

Seni Seneviratne, born and raised in Leeds, is of English and Sri Lankan heritage. Published by Peepal Tree Press - Wild Cinnamon and Winter Skin (2007), The Heart of It (2012), Unknown Soldier (2019). Her poem  ‘Operation Cast Lead’ was shortlisted in the Arvon International Poetry Competition (2010).  She is a fellow of the Complete Works programme for diversity and quality in British Poetry and has collaborated with film-makers, visual artists, musicians and digital artists. She is currently one of ten commissioned writers on the Colonial Countryside Project: National Trust Houses Reinterpreted. She lives in Derbyshire and works as a freelance writer. 


Free to listen. Click on the link here.

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