About

Sit back and enjoy an afternoon with author Joanne Harris. Joanne will be speaking about the inspirations and challenges of being an author in Yorkshire, her broader career, and how to inspire others to explore their creativity in words.


Joanne Harris is the internationally renowned and award-winning author of eighteen novels, plus novellas, scripts, short stories, libretti, lyrics, articles, and most recently, a self-help book for writers, Ten Things About Writing. In 2000, her 1999 novel Chocolat was adapted to the screen, starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp.


She is an honorary Fellow of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, and is Chair of the Society of Authors. She is active on X (Twitter), where she writes stories and gives writing tips as @joannechocolat; she posts weekly writing seminars on YouTube; she performs in a live music and storytelling show with the #Storytime Band; and she works from a shed in her garden at her home in Yorkshire.


Key to the North


Join us throughout the year for an aspirational series of talks and events around the Wakefield district.


Key to the North will encourage people to engage with new topics, acquire new skills and develop new creative interests. Talks, lectures and events will shine a light on the district’s and Yorkshire’s rich heritage and popular culture. Find out more at ouryear2024.co.uk


Venue opening hours

Monday : 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Tuesday : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday : 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Thursday : 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Friday : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday : 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Venue Details

Find us at

Wakefield One, Burton Street, Wakefield, WF1 2DD

Phone

01924305376

Email

wakefieldlibrarymuseum@wakefield.gov.uk