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Bradford Literature Festival

Published: Thursday 31 March 2016
Bradford Literature Festival

From Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, to 'Headscarves and Hymens', to a Whirling Workshop - this year's Bradford Literature Festival is packed full of entertaining and enlightening events.

The University of Bradford is a proud partner of the festival, which celebrates the written and spoken word and features world-renowned speakers, artists and authors.

More than 200 events are taking place from 20-29 May, including many here on City Campus. Many of our academics are taking part, and it's a key event in the calendar for lots of the University's students and staff.

This year's festival focusses on the varied themes of:

  • Future Living
  • Gender
  • Manga & Comics
  • Mysticism & Philosophy
  • Poetry
  • The Brontes 

Highlights include a debate on Muslim Women and Political Life, featuring Bradford West MP Naz Shah, former government minister Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, and our own lecturer in political sociology - Dr Parveen Akhtar.

Hear our 50th Anniversary Chair Professor Allan Kellehear discuss death rituals throughout history, and enjoy an evening with a selection of "master poets" Standing Up and Spitting (though not literally, presumably).

A full event schedule and ticket booking can be found on the Bradford Literature Festival website.

Follow the festival on Twitter, @BradfordLitFest, and use #BLF2016 to share the events you're interested in!

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