Events From October 2019

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Walter Swan Poetry Prize Winners’ presentation

20th October - 20th October 2019 - lkley Playhouse

This is the fourth time the Trust has sponsored the Festival’s poetry prize. The excellent poet Colette Bryce, Ilkley Literature Festival poet in residence, has been this year’s judge (assisted by the Wharfedale Poets) and the winning poems will be read.


Walter Swan Trust memorial lecture with Michael Stewart and Yvette Huddleston

19th October - 19th October 2019 - Ilkley Playhouse

This is the fifth lecture in Walter’s memory, and is very relevant given its combination of encouraging creative writing, the Brontes and Yorkshire landscapes.


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