Ninth annual literature festival goes with a bang

MORLEY LITERATURE FESTIVAL: Children's illustrator Nick Sharratt doing workshop with kids on character drawing at Morley Town Hall. (D554A441)
MORLEY LITERATURE FESTIVAL: Children's illustrator Nick Sharratt doing workshop with kids on character drawing at Morley Town Hall. (D554A441)

Morley hosted a variety of events as it celebrated its ninth annual literature festival.

Organiser Alison Brumwell said it was fantastic to see people aged five to 100 getting involved with reading.

Morley Homemade Fair at Morley Town Hall. (D562K441)

Morley Homemade Fair at Morley Town Hall. (D562K441)

She said: “It went really well. I was really happy with the programme.

“We got some wonderful feedback and I got to all but three of the events.

“During one event at Morley Library there were children there who were five and at a World War One event there was a man who was 100. To me that says it all about inclusion.”

She said that Mike Harding’s poetry event at St Peter’s Church was particularly special.

Morley Homemade Fair at Morley Town Hall. (D562H441)

Morley Homemade Fair at Morley Town Hall. (D562H441)

“There was a serious side,” she said. “He talked about his childhood and being brought up by his grandma. He is an amazingly talented man.”

The final weekend of the festival included an illustration workshop with Nick Sharratt and a homemade festival in the town hall.

Alison said: “I would like to give an extremely big thank you to the festival committee, to the Friends of Morley Literature Festival, all the staff at Morley Library and to our two charity sponsors, Beanstalk and Reading Matters.”