BA (Hons) Creative Writing students Alex Callaghan and Anna Brizzolara will perform at this year's Leeds Poetry Festival.
Leeds Poetry Festival is a week of poetry and spoken word workshops, live performances and collaborative events taking place at Left Bank, Hyde Park Book Club and Leeds Art Gallery.
Image: Alex Callaghan
Alex is "incredibly proud" to have been asked to perform. She says: "I've been attending and performing at Leeds Poetry Festival's open mics for the past year and it's awesome to feel a part of such a lovely community."
Alex will also be performing at the Ilkley Literature Fringe Festival on 11 August.
When asked what other projects she has planned for the future, Alex says: "As well as continuing performing and writing poetry, I want to continue working on a script I started this year so I'm just keeping creating and pushing myself further."
Toad in a Tophat by Alex Callaghan
I have been assailed
By a toad in a top hat
From first I saw them astride on my lawn,
Their eyes scowled sinister,
Dictating in miniature,
That no more shall mow
On the grass I am on,
Now I've been polite,
But they've sat there from spite,
As if times stopped,
Although it is linear
So I'm stuck in my flat
As they sit in their hat,
A gentleman toad all oblivious
Leeds Poetry Festival is on from 1-7 August 2022. Alex Callaghan and Anna Brizzolara will be performing at Left Bank on 7 August. Download the programme here to find out more information.