The Big Bookend

Controversial or contemplative?

Controversial or contemplative?

Chair of The Leeds Big Bookend, Daniel Ingram-Brown, explores the effects of Tony Harrison’s poem V in today’s world and what it really means. This post was originally published on the Leeds Church Institute...

Playing the Joker by Anthony Clavane

Playing the Joker by Anthony Clavane

Leeds author, Anthony Clavane  examines Eddie Waring, Rugby League, Yorkshireness, revenge, revolution, betrayal and why trilby hats went out of fashion in his latest play, Playing the Joker, at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, 19th-23rd...

Gemma

Gemma

Inspired by Charles Perrault’s fairytale, ‘Diamonds and Toads’, Vicky Pointing shares her flash fiction story ‘Gemma’ as part of her 35-day writing challenge. The stories never mention that the gift was hereditary. It wasn’t...

A flash in the pan.

A flash in the pan.

Leeds based writer Vicky Pointing talks about her experience of taking on a 35 day flash fiction challenge. Flash fiction, for anyone who isn’t familiar with it, is generally defined as a short story...