Gaia Holmes at Huddersfield Literature Festival

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Free for University of Huddersfield staff and students & essential carers  

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26 April 2024

Attic, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen Street, Huddersfield HD1 2SP 

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About the event

Hear from award-winning northern writer Gaia Holmes at the preview of her debut short story collection: He Used to Do Dangerous Things.  This event will take place as part of Huddersfield Literature Festival.

This collection deals with themes of environmental campaigning, homelessness and the cost-of-living crisis, told through brittle and precarious relationships and threaded together with magic realism and the haunting power of landscapes.  

The event will be chaired by editor and publisher Ra Page, and it will begin with a reading followed by a discussion and Q&A with the author.

Gaia Holmes is an award-winning freelance writer and creative writing tutor who works with schools, universities, libraries and other community groups throughout the West Yorkshire region. She runs ‘Igniting The Spark’, a weekly writing workshop at Dean Clough, Halifax, and is the co-host of ‘MUSE-LI’, an online writing group. She has had three full length poetry collections published by Comma Press: Dr James Graham’s Celestial Bed (2006), Lifting the Piano with One Hand (2013) and Where The Road Runs Out (2018), along with Tales from the Tachograph, a collaborative work with Winston Plowes (Calder Valley Poetry, 2017). In February 2023, she was awarded the Arts Foundation Futures Award for Place Writing.