Tickets on sale for Young People’s Workshops

Tickets for the first of Ilkley Literature Festival’s creative workshops are available now!


Moving Pictures Workshop

Becky Cherriman ⓒ Kev Howard

Mon 10 Aug – 6-7:45pm – £10* – Age 12-18

Join writer Becky Cherriman for a Zoom workshop, where you will delve into the world of writing and art. Make artworks come to life and write pieces that move the reader.

If you would like to attend this workshop, please click here to book a ticket!


The Write Future Workshop

Photos ⓒ Fergus Riorda

Mon 24 Aug – 6–7:45pm – £10* – Age 12-18

Covid-19 and the climate emergency are forcing us to imagine new ways of being in the world. Join writer Becky Cherriman for this empowering Zoom workshop. Let’s rip up the rulebook and start again by creating fantastical and realistic future settings for our future selves and by using creativity to discover how we can all be forces for change.

If you would like to attend this workshop, please click here to book a ticket!


Poetry and Animation Workshops

Join artist Alison Smith for a series of three free online workshops exploring poetry and animation. First, you’ll learn some creative writing techniques with poet and playwright Andy Craven Griffiths, then find out how to turn your poems into videos using stop motion animation and illustration with Alison.

Session 1: Poetry techniques with Andy Craven Griffiths

Alison Smith

Wednesday 12th August, 3pm, available on our YouTube channel.

Session 2: Storyboarding, animation and illustration with Alison Smith

Wednesday 19th August, 3pm, available on our YouTube channel.

Session 3: Recording voice overs and editing with Alison Smith

Wednesday 26 August, 3pm, available on our YouTube channel.

These workshops will be available for free on our YouTube channel.

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