14 June: Does fiction have a stronger impact than journalism?

Big Bookend LogoJoin us at Leeds’s Carriageworks Theatre for a discussion about how journalism and fiction can have an impact on our society.

Does fiction have a stronger impact than journalism? Why, or why not? Which of the two reaches more people?

This event, part of Leeds Big Bookend Festival, will be a debate led by journalists and fiction writers, who will compare the roles played by fiction and journalism and explore whether plays, poetry and short stories can reach more people and spread awareness more than news reports.

Panelists are: Yvette Huddleston (Chair), a freelance journalist and author specializing in the arts and based in Yorkshire; Rachael Jolley, editor of Index on Censorship magazine; Anthony Clavane, journalist, author and playwright of Leeds Lads; Chris Bond, author and assistant features editor at the Yorkshire Post and Yorkshire Evening Post.

The event marks the 3rd year of Index’s participation in Leeds’s Big Bookend Festival through the Index on Censorship Big Debate. In previous years, our debates have evolved around the link between religious freedom and freedom of speech, and the role of propaganda and governments withholding truth in wartime.

The event is free, but booking is essential.

When: Tuesday 14 June 2016, 6:30 PM
Where: Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds (map)
Tickets: Free, but booking required through Eventbrite.

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