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, OBE, FRSL, the internationally celebrated author of over 20 novels (including the bestseller Chocolat, which became a film in 2000 starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp), plus screenplays, libretti and short fiction, will talk about her adventures in the writing business, and the unique challenges, joys and opportunities – of being a writer 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