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Literary Event, Sat 21 Sep 2019

Speaking to the Shelves: Creative Writing Workshop

Speaking to the Shelves: Creative Writing Workshop


Have you always been a reader? Have you ever fancied having a go at writing creatively but haven’t yet devoted time to it? Perhaps you are an experienced writer looking for a new form to explore or need some good old-fashioned inspiration.

Our Autumn Speaking to the Shelves creative writing programme begins with Michelle Scally Clarke: writing for wellbeing, on Saturday 21st September, 1.30pm-3.30pm with the option to stay from 3.30pm-4.30pm for feedback.

This workshop is suitable for anyone aged 16 and over.

Michelle Scally Clarke is an Author, Poet-Playwright, Actor-Songwriter and Creative Writing Facilitator with twenty-five years in the business. She has worked alongside greats such as Linton Kwesi Johnson, Jean Binta Breeze, Benjamin Zephaniah, Lemm Sissay, Brian Patten and Poet Laureate Simon Armitage. Published by Route, Bloodaxe, and Peepal Tree Press, she has two books and albums, _I am_ and _She is_, and is published in many anthologies.

Michelle made her name in theatre, in productions such as Word Temple and Carnival Messiah, working within communities, grassroots and professional, designing and delivering workshops, promoting wellbeing through writing, Page to stage, creative writing and TIE, touring _Suitcase_and _First Cut_ in schools around Yorkshire. Last year Michelle was commissioned by the NHS to write, perform and film her play about genomes, _Whose Genes_.

Michelle’s current work varies from working with N.H.S, Leeds Beckett Story Press, Leeds Playhouse, Space 2, Ilkley Literature Festival and Artlink West Yorkshire. Michelle has just completed a commission with First Story, working with Belle Vue girls’ school. An anthology of their work was launched in July.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 21 Sep 2019 13:30 to 15:30


Tickets are £13. Places are limited.


The Leeds Library,
18 Commercial Street,



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