MyVLF is delighted to have posted the 2020 York Festival, supported by Arts Council England.
ALL SESSIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE IN ‘PAST FESTIVALS’ IN OUR THEATRE BOX OFFICE, SIMPLY SEARCH FOR ‘YORK’ OR THE SESSION NAME, OR FOLLOW THE DIRECT LINKS TO INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS BELOW.
The York Literature Festival is a charity and while this online event is FREE, if you would like to donate towards their running costs, you can do so via Paypal. You can give as little or as much as you like.Donate to York Lit Fest
*All times are BST
Join poets Seni Seneviratne and Afshan D’souza Lodhi as they read from their new collections, Unknown Soldier and re: desire. In Unknown Soldier (Peepal Tree Press), Seni explores the photos taken of her father during the desert war of 1939-1945, writing about both the subject of the photos and the photographer. In re: desire (Burning Eye Books), Afshan explores the yearning to love, be loved and belong from a desi (South Asian) perspective. There’s also a discussion with Chair, Professor Gweno Williams.Watch On Love
In this special event presented by Dialogue Books, two young men who have grown up in the UK exchange their views and understanding of what it’s like to be both black and British in the modern day and age. Teacher and writer Jeffrey Boakye has encountered endless labels – all of which have informed his experience. In his latest book, Black, Listed, he unpicks their meanings. Okey Nzelu is also a teacher. His debut novel, The Private Joys of Nnenna Maloney, was published in 2019 and has been getting rave reviews. Join them as they read from their work and discuss growing up, identity, race, God and all the big questions they ask not just of themselves but of all of us.Watch Young,Black and British
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We’ve lots of upcoming festivals and interviews for you to enjoy, there really is something for everyone, and the best bit? It’s all free.
We hope you have a wonderful time.