York Literature Festival – Friday 9th March
Double Take – leading York writers in conversation.
Mike Kenny, called “one of the 10 leading playwrights in the UK” by The Independent, has written more than 60 plays, including more than 40 works for children and young people and many for special needs audiences and actors. He has won numerous awards, including the Writers’ Guild Best Children’s Theatre for “Stepping Stones” and the Arts Council of England’s first Children’s Award in 2001.
John Baker, called “One of Britain’s most talented contemporary writers” by The Times, has published eight novels, including a series set in York.
The novels are characterized by a self-conscious play on literary and cultural themes and philosophical ideas combined with an eye for political and social injustice leavened with humour.
Both writers live and work in York.
This evening they will read from their work and discuss the differing ways that character is developed in the novel and in the theatre. 6-8pm York Library. Free. Booking recommended. Contact 01904 552815.