Sheffield Literature Map

Explore our literature map for Sheffield

Writing Sheffield is a digital literature project run by Word Life in collaboration between Sheffield Hallam University and Writing Yorkshire. It is a literature map of Sheffield. Explore the different categories and markers to watch performances from local poets, find out about local organisations and explore literary references to Sheffield locations.

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Writing Sheffield is a literature map for Sheffield. There is a lively and dynamic culture of writing in the Steel City that doesn’t always get the press it deserves. We have one of the best literature festivals in the country, Off The Shelf Festival of Words. There are five monthly literature events with opportunities to watch nationally known poets and perform on open mics. There are a range of venues including theatres, pubs and art spaces that also programme one off literature events. Sheffield Theatres is also the largest theatre complex outside of London. There are public poems mounted across buildings in Sheffield that thousands of people walk or drive past every day. Through notable figures such as John Ruskin and Edward Carpenter Sheffield has also contributed to the history of radical writing that has hugely influenced the formation of the labour party, socialism in general and LGBT activism. There is a large amount of content here, but there will be more to come, please email us if you think there is something we’re missing. We’re very grateful to Sheffield Hallam University who have funded and supported this project.

 

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