York and Ilkley Literature Festival Success

posted 15 Apr 2010, 11:04 by jo-summers@hotmail.co.uk   [ updated 4 Oct 2018, 07:45 by Pauline Kirk ]
Fighting Cock Press was proud to host readings as part of the York Literature  Festivals in 2010, '12, '16 and '17, and the York International Women's Festival in 2017.  All of these events attracted excellent audiences. Fellow poets often travelled long distances to join in the 'open mic' sessions. We also featured in the York Lit Festival HUB in 2017 and 18.

We have also taken part in the Ilkley Festival Fringe in recent years.  'Four Fighting Cocks' in 2012 featured three poets who had had collections published by the press: Rose Drew, Alan Gillott and Colin Speakman, with Pauline Kirk, editor. They read from their collections, and introduced a short period of audience discussion. The Fifty:Fifty Anthology featured in the Ilkley Fringe 2016 and also in a major York launch event, with readings from members of the Pennine Poets. Thinking of You Always was part of the Tredale Book Festival programme, accompanied by an exhibition of Corporal Hill's memorabilia from WW2.