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Writers at York

Writers at York is a lively programme of readings and workshops, which bring to York the exciting new voices and some of the most important contemporary writers. Events in recent years have featured poets Denise Riley, Claudia Rankine, Alice Oswald, and Seamus Heaney, dramatists David Edgar and Courttia Newland, novelists Graham Swift, Emma Donoghue, J. M. Coetzee, Jennifer Egan, and many others.

See below for more information about this year’s events, and an archive of past events.

2020/21 Programme

Past Events

2019/20 

2018/19

2017/18

2016/17

2015/16

2014/15

2013/14

2012/13

  • Ciaran Carson, 8 November 2012 
  • Justin Quinn, 5 December 2012 
  • Peter Robinson and Mairi MacInnes, 7 February 2013 
  • John Wilkinson, 23 April 2013 
  • Bernard O'Donoghue, 16 May 2013
  • Seamus Heaney, 26 June 2013
  • Ciaran Carson and Owenvarragh, 27 June 2013

2006 to 2012

  • J. M. Coetzee, 6 June 2006
  • Paul Muldoon, 31 October 2006
  • Graham Swift, 27 October 2007 
  • Geoffrey Hill, 21 November 2007
  • Carol Ann Duffy, 29 February 2008 
  • Lavinia Greenlaw, 5 March 2008 
  • Saskia Hamilton, 16 June 2009
  • Simon Armitage, 28 January 2010
  • Adam Foulds, 17 May 2010 
  • Don Paterson, 29 June 2010
  • Christian Bok, 19 May 2011
  • Sir Andrew Motion, 8 June 2011 
  • John Banville, 23 June 2011
  • J. M. Coetzee, 24 June 2011 
  • Alice Oswald, 13 March 2012 
  • Jennifer Johnston, 29 June 2012 

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