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Peepal Tree at Writing on Air festival with Chapel FM

Peepal Tree Press is pleased to be taking part in 2022's instalment of Writing on Air! There are a number of exciting programmes, including several Peepal Tree authors.

Writing on Air is a literature festival on the radio. Now in its eighth year, all programmes are conceived and created by upwards of 200 writers, readers, and performers from across Leeds and West Yorkshire, supported by the Chapel FM team. This year's theme is "Home" - from high rents to domestic bliss, from leaving home to finding a new one. A very good fit for Peepal Tree, you might say, and you'd be right.

Writing on Air 2022
Wed 23rd Nov '22, 12:00am to Sun 27th Nov '22, 11:00pm
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With interviews, radio dramas, open mics, discussions and soundscapes, there are no headliners in Writing On Air and everything in the festival is broadcast to the entire world on Chapel FM Art Centre’s very own community radio station, East Leeds FM.

Peepal Tree Press: Jeremy Poynting and Tony Macaluso
Wed 23rd Nov '22, 7:30-8.30pm
Chapel FM Arts Centre and live on East Leeds FM
FREE
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Chapel FM Director Tony Macaluso will be in conversation with Jeremy Poynting, founder of Peepal Tree Pres. This event may be attended in person or you can tune in live on air. The broadcast will also be available afterwards via the Chapel FM website.

Unknown Soldier with Seni Seneviratne
Wed 23rd Nov '22, 8.30-9.30pm
Chapel FM Arts Centre and live on East Leeds FM
FREE
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Seni Seneviratne performs poems from her latest collection, inspired by her father who served as a radio operator in World War Two. The broadcast will also be available afterwards via the Chapel FM website.

Love the Dark Days with Ira Mathur
Fri 25th Nov '22, 4:30pm
Live on East Leeds FM

Ira Mathur is an Indian-born writer and journalist, living in Trinidad. She discusses her recent novel Love the Dark Days on air. The broadcast will also be available afterwards via the Chapel FM website.

The Animated Universe: Samantha Thornhill
Wed 23rd Nov '22, 9:45pm
Live on East Leeds FM

From her Trinidad home, Samantha talks about her vivid new poetry collection The Animated Universe (Peepal Tree Press). The broadcast will also be available afterwards via the Chapel FM website.

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