THE HALIFAX connections of Branwell Brontë will be explored in a talk in Haworth on Tuesday November 7.

The Brontë Parsonage Museum will host the 2pm talk about Branwell’s time as a railway clerk at Luddendenfoot railway station.

Branwell became part of a social circle which also included the sculptor Joseph Leyland and the “Airedale Poet” John Nicholson.

The men drank in establishments around the Calder Valley and shared artistic ambitions.

With the encouragement of Leyland in particular, Branwell became the first of the Brontës to get his work in print, with a poem published in the Halifax Guardian in 1841.

The talk, entitled A Smoky Town, is free with admission to the museum.

Samantha Ellis, author of the acclaimed Take Courage: Anne Brontë And The Art Of Life, will be a guest at the Brontë Society’s annual literary lunch on Saturday, November 4.

Novelist Sophia Tobin will lead a creative writing workshop in Haworth, on November 25 at 2.30pm.

She will use the Brontë collection for inspiration, allowing people to see historic items up close, then write prose or poetry. The workshop is suitable for beginners and more experienced writers.

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