THE PARSONAGE Museum is again teaming up with Ilkley Literature Festival to stage a Brontë-themed event.

The Haworth museum’s principal curator, Ann Dinsdale, will publicly chat with Brontë biopic writer and director, Sally Wainwright, at the special event on April 19.

Ann, a leading Brontë expert, and BAFTA award-winning screenwriter Sally, will be in conversation at the King’s Hall in Ilkley.

They will discuss their mutual fascination with the world’s most absorbing literary family, and the months of work that went into Wainwright’s hugely successful biopic, To Walk Invisible, which was shown on BBC TV at Christmas.

The 90-minute drama focused on Charlotte, Emily and Anne’s journey to get published and Branwell’s battles with addiction.

The April 19 event is part of both the festival’s Spring Series and the museum’s Brontë200 celebrations, which this year focus on the life of Branwell Brontë.

Ilkley Literature Festival director, Rachel Feldberg, said: “We are delighted to be working with the museum on this special event, which celebrates some of the region’s greatest writing talents, both historic and contemporary.

“To Walk Invisible was one of the highlights of the festive period, and we know people will be very excited to hear more about the production, and its inspiration, from the leading name in British television.”

Kitty Wright, executive director of the Brontë Society, said the society’s museum welcomed visitors from all over the world but sharing the legacy of the Brontës with people closer to home is extremely important to the team.

She added: “Working in partnership with Ilkley Literature Festival provides the perfect opportunity for us to engage with new audiences and we are sure this special event will continue our mutually fruitful relationship.

Sally Wainwright was born in Huddersfield, and her TV work during the past two decades includes At Home With The Braithwaites, Scott & Bailey, Last Tango In Halifax and recent crime hit Happy Valley.

Ann Dinsdale is principal curator at the Brontë Parsonage Museum, where she has worked for more than 25 years.

She has written extensively on the Brontë family and her works include The Brontës At Haworth (2006) and At Home With The Brontës (2013)

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