Litfest 2010 blog: Last day of Litfest was full of fun
Mar 15 2010 By Colin Ye
THE last day of the Huddersfield Literature Festival certainly was an exciting one! The day kicked off with the children’s Mutants and Gunk event presented by Keith Charters, author of the Lee Novels.
The children certainly did challenge Keith’s intelligence in the questions section when one child asked ‘Why does that chair have wheels?’ and ‘how fast does a train go?’.
Following by Keith’s reading was the Mother’s Day School Poetry competition announcement and a treasure hunt.
Winners of the competition from Beech School Golcar included Leah Taylor, Millie and Jamie-Leigh McDonald. Winners from Lepton C of E School included Megan Parnell, Daniel Wright and Rudy Van Dort.
The Re-membering Project took place next, which was an absolutely fantastic event. AIM gave an excellent performance of a fusion of spoken word poetry and art.
The audience was immersed in their performance. For Poetry Karaoke, it was a good opportunity for audiences to show their poems, in the open microphone section. They took over the stage and read out their own poems.
There were five prizes for the strangest poem, the funniest poem, the best performed poem, the best dressed performer and the most chins stroked award. Audiences share their poems with each other and enjoy the event very much.
For Moniza Alvi, she read some poems from her book in the first half of the event. In the second half of the event, she read out some poems which have not been published, so the audience got a precious opportunity to be the first to listen those unpublished poems. What a fun filled last day!