Literature Festival success with more to see

Author Martyn Bedford with a group of Year 9 students from The Morley Academy, Charlotte Appleyard Tatum, Francesca Bell, Amber Robinson and Maisie Yelland, and BBG Academy, Joseph Egan and Joseph Smith, as part of the Morley Literature Festival. (d612a441)

Author Martyn Bedford with a group of Year 9 students from The Morley Academy, Charlotte Appleyard Tatum, Francesca Bell, Amber Robinson and Maisie Yelland, and BBG Academy, Joseph Egan and Joseph Smith, as part of the Morley Literature Festival. (d612a441)

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The ninth Morley Literature Festival got off to a solid start at the weekend and there is still a lot more to see before it draws to a close on Sunday.

A heritage walk, Bronte Literary Lunch and manga workshop were among the events to make a splash with visitors.

Gervase Phinn

Gervase Phinn

Festival director Alison Brumwell said all the hard work was paying off.

“It’s going really, really, really well but it has been very tiring,” she said.

“I would have had to split myself in three to get to all the events. We are looking forward to seeing how the rest of the week goes.”

Author and lecturer Martyn Bedford held a literary workshop on Tuesday night that followed a creative writing workshop with year nine pupils at Morley Academy last week.

The festivities continued last night with a folk night featuring Les Barker and the Morley Folk Group, at St Paul’s Church, Morley.

Tonight, the festival will tap into the World War One centenary a look at the assasination of the archduke, Franz Ferdinand, which led to the conflict, and a look at the importance of knitting on homefront on Saturday.

It will close with an appearance from author and festival patron Gervase Phinn on Sunday. More information is available at www.morleyliteraturefestival.co.uk.