York Festival of Ideas
2020 Online Festival
ALL events are FREE
Please book your tickets on the festival website
Prepare for a journey of discovery that will educate, entertain and inspire you from the comfort of your own home.
We’ve been working with our partners to bring together a diverse programme of talks, music, activities and community trails (to explore on your daily exercise). World-class speakers will cover topics from How to Grow a Human with Phil Ball to a fascinating tour through the valley of the shadow of digital death with psychologist Elaine Kasket, while Tansy Hoskins will explain just what exactly your shoes are doing to the world.
We'll also be working with independent bookseller Fox Lane Books to offer books by many of our Festival speakers, and some signed bookplates too.
Join us on our Festival Launch Day for our fantastic first events - Emily Maitlis and Isabel Berwick discussing Emily's book Airhead, followed by a panel discussion featuring University of York Vice-Chancellor Charlie Jeffery and speakers from York, Copenhagen and Christchurch, New Zealand, on how education providers and city partnerships can work together to drive a post-Covid economic recovery plan.
So pop the kettle on or top up your glass and join us in the online realm of ideas…
Please note: some of these books are in stock,
and others are 'to order' so may take a
little longer to arrive.
Throughout the festival- Emergent Writers Online: Fiction
Hear from three phenomenal emergent authors, who are making waves in the contemporary literary scene -
Sophie Mackintosh, Rowan Hisayo Buchanan and Livia Francini.
They each give a reading from their work, and then answer questions about the development of their work, how they got published, and what they make of the current literary landscape in the UK.
The Emergent Writers podcasts are presented by The York Centre for Writing, York St John University
and are hosted on SoundCloud.
Emergent Writers Online: Poetry
Hear from three dazzling emergent poets who are making waves in the contemporary poetry scene -
Nisha Ramayya, Rachel Long and Daisy Lafarge.
They each give a reading from their work, and then answer questions about the development of their work, how they got published, and what they make of the current poetry scene in the UK.
Enjoy gaining an insight into the phenomenal work, and wisdom, of these fresh and dynamic voices.
The Emergent Writers podcasts are presented by The York Centre for Writing, York St John University and are hosted on SoundCloud.