WOULD-BE writers and musicians are wanted to develop their own operas.
In a new project, staff from Kirklees Libraries, Huddersfield Art Gallery and Leeds-based Opera North are teaming up to encourage people to put thoughts and memories provoked by a book, poem or lyric to music.
They may then be developed into a short opera.
The project, Testimonies, will start next year.
But to give people a flavour of what is to come, two "taster" workshops are being held in the art gallery.
The first will be held on Saturday, November 6, and the second on Saturday, December 4.
The workshops, from 11am to 3pm, will explore creative writing, books and music.
People will be asked to put their experiences with books into their own words, then set them to gospel, rap or opera music.
Rommi Smith, reading development officer for Kirklees Libraries, said: "No previous writing experience is necessary.
"All people need to do is bring a piece of text that is special to them for some reason.
"It could be a book that stopped you feeling sad, a poem that made you laugh, a graphic novel that made you angry or a short story that reminds you of falling in love."
Rommi, a poet, hopes the workshops will encourage people to take part in the Testimonies project.
They will work with her, a musician and an opera singer to turn their poems into short pieces of opera.
The workshops are free and are aimed at adults.
Contact Rommi on 01484 221951 or email firstname.lastname@example.org