THE final Settle Sessions of the year offers inspiration from over 100 years of Craven and international history and culture.

Well-known local author and poet Jean Harrison will read from her new pamphlet The Tilt, set in Ghana.

She worked there for eight years in the 1960s and returned for a visit 30 years later. The work shows the contrasts and similarities as the new country grew.

Adventus is writer Sue Vickerman's well-timed new poetry collection for Brexit Britain: What is to Come?

The 25 poems are perennials but may also serve as daily readings from December 1, leading the reader through a season of endings and traumas, wistfulness, nostalgia, and anxieties about an uncertain future - with a dash of humour thrown in.

Sue's writings have appeared in The Guardian and TES, her novel Special Needs is in public libraries, and her poems and fiction have been commended by a number of people.

Earlier this year, The Tom Twistleton Centenary Festival held a poetry competition for local young people inspired by the poet's work, much of it in local dialect.

From a shortlist of nine, winner Max Clarke will read his poem The Yorkshire Rose, along with second prize winner Daniel Craig with his poem Settle is My Home and commended poet Daniel Gilles with his work Summer in Yorkshire. Freddie Fairweather-Smith came third with his poem The Dales.

The evening will take place at 7.30pm on Friday, November 17, at The Folly in Settle.

Tickets cost £6 and are available from The Folly, Cave and Crag or The Courtyard Dairy Lawkland or on the door.