LHRI Director at Ilkley Literature Festival

Image of Alison Fell.

Ilkley Literature Festival is the largest literary festival in the North of England, with over 200 events taking place between 29 September and 15 October.

The University of Leeds is an official supporter of the Festival, with writers and researchers from across the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures featuring in its programme of talks, events and activities.

The highlights include LHRI Director Professor Alison Fell joining Dr Angela K Smith (University of Plymouth) and Dr Jane Potter (Oxford Brookes University) to lead an inspiring discussion on gender and writing during the First World War.

Women on Paper, Men in Khaki (Saturday, 30 September, 5.30-6.30pm) will explore everything from memoirs, diaries and creative non-fiction about the experience of women on the Eastern Front and in nursing, to the novels and serialised stories that sustained soldiers in the trenches and families at home.

For details on all University activities at the Festival, please click the here.