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Trees in Mind Creative Writing Workshop with Anjum Malik

About the event

Trees In Mind project is offering a series of creative writing workshops across the Colne Valley to immortalise the journey of the valley during World War One. From individual stories on the front to the women’s suffrage in the mills, all aspects of life and death in the Valley will be brought back to life through storytelling, poetry and spoken word.

Each workshop will produce a short text based piece to commemorate an aspect of life in the valley or trenches from 1914 to 18. These will create a series of enamel plaques marking the way of a new walk linking the war memorials in the valley to a newly planted oak woodland in Marsden. Each oak represents a soldier who gave his life in the war and each copse of trees represents a memorial. Come along and be part of a workshop that will take our past into our future, creating a permanent personal and historical legacy from all those who take part.

The Huddersfield library workshop will be delivered by Anjum Malik and we will be using the Salient trenches Journal which is housed at the library. An established scriptwriter, poet and performer, Anjum has written several much-acclaimed original plays for BBC, ITV and theatre in UK. She is a regular creative writing tutor for leading literary organisations in UK and overseas. She is also a lecturer in creative writing at Manchester Metropolitan University, England.

Free but please click on the link under Further Information for ticket availability.


Huddersfield Library

Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield, HD1 2SU

01484 414868

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Learning and interest Events related to education and careers, as well as learning for fun. Also, talks, guided walks, and events of historical or other interest.

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