Featuring writers who are either from, or are inspired by, the North. Northern Voices – Writing with a Northern Voice is an evening of poetry, prose and questions and answers. Join three acclaimed writers as they read from their work and talk about their relationships with the North and how it has shaped their work and careers. Then take the opportunity to ask them questions in the Q&A.
John Godber is a Yorkshire born dramatist, internationally renowned for his observational comedies. He has also been calculated as the third most performed playwright in the UK behind only Shakespeare and Alan Ayckbourn. Helen Cross is a novelist as well as a dramatist with her plays and short stories frequently being performed on Radio 4. Her first novel My Summer of Love won the Betty Trask Award in 2002. It was subsequently made into a film starring Emily Blunt . Peter Sansom is a poet whose books include On the Pennine Way and Everything You’ve Heard is Trueand among other things his commissions have included writing for the Guardian, Radio Three and a billboard in the centre of Lancaster.