For a pdf of the poems performed by the Heartlines Writers group in the video please click on sunglasses at midnight download.
Back at the beginning of 2020, we had no thought of publishing any of our work – we were a creative writing class who met weekly at HEART (Headingley Enterprise and Arts Centre). It was a fantastic and vibrant group but when lockdown hit we realised that the social side was just as important as the creative side. So we established ourselves on Zoom for a weekly get together, to share work and escape from the reality of life in lockdown. And so we became the Heartlines Writers group and started this web site just under a year ago in March 2020.
For a number of years the group has contributed a reading event for the Headingley LitFest. This year the lovely people who organise the festival suggested a Zoom performance to tie in with Leeds Lit Fest. We chose a loose theme of light and dark which felt like an appropriate refrain for the times we are living through. This is the video of the performance. We hope you enjoy it.
Printed copies will be available at the Headingley Enterprise and Arts Centre where we used to meet up and where we all hope we can return soon. The pamphlet will cost £1 and all proceeds will go to the HEART Centre