The end of last week saw me greedily turning over the pages of the Leeds Lit Fest programme, which I’d been waiting to savour since the incredible festival launch at Leeds Minster. This fantastic addition to the Leeds cultural calendar begins on Wednesday, taking place at various venues around Leeds. What a programme! Divided into…

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    I had only been a part-time Teaching Fellow at the University of Leeds Lifelong Learning Centre for six weeks when University College Union went on an eight day strike over pay devaluation, pensions, pay inequality, job insecurity and overwork. So why, just after I had said farewell to much of my regular freelance work, did…

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