Welcome to MiliM 2019

This year is our fourth Literary Festival and we are delighted to present a programme which we hope has something for everyone. Topics include politics, television, the arts, history, modern fiction and another panel discussion chaired by Andrew Edwards of Radio Leeds. Our speakers include Tim Marshall and Professor Griselda Pollock and our ever popular intergenerational Poetry Café is back.

We start the 2019 winter season with Portrait of a Composer, the story of Gideon Klein who died in Auschwitz in 1946; we celebrate his life in the year of the centenary of his birth.

For the second year running we are delighted to welcome a contribution from Canada. Myna Wallins, a poet, is sponsored by the Canadian Government and will be here as part of International Women’s Day celebrations.

Our joint event with the Leeds branch of the Jewish Historical Society has the intriguing title, Big Screen Little Screen, when Professor Susan Vice will discuss the innovative image of British Jewish life as portrayed through the work of Jack Rosenthal and others.

Sponsorship is very important to the Festival and we are very grateful to our event sponsors and supporters whose generosity has allowed us to keep the costs low so that more people can attend more events. Once again thank you to Manning Stainton, our overall Festival Sponsor. The Festival is also supported by Leeds Inspired.

MiliM is joining up with other literary organisations to create the first Leeds LitFest from 6 to 10 March. Full details of our joint events are marked in the programme.

You can book your tickets through the link that can be found next to each event or contact Diane on 0113 268 9102/07946 533 290.

We look forward to seeing you.

The MiliM Team