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There are events for just about every age and interest at the Book Festival, bringing readers and writers together for inspiration, entertainment and discussion. Around 1000 authors appear in over 800 events, including novelists, poets, scientists, sportsmen, illustrators, comics creators, historians, musicians, biographers, Nobel and Booker prize-winners and many more besides.

Luke Wright

Putting Austerity to the Verse-sword

Friday 18 August 5:45pm - 6:45pm

Travel the unfashionable A-roads of England with award-winning poet and spoken word artist Luke Wright, performing work from his new collection The Toll. Discover a country riven by inequality but sustained by a surreal, gallows humour. In lines...
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Poets Laureate: I Wandered Lonely as a Crowd

Brilliant Contemporary Poets

Saturday 19 August 12:30pm - 1:30pm

What does it mean to be a poet and represent a collective voice? Luke Wright guides us through 350 topical years of Poets Laureate – from Dryden to Duffy – as four brilliant contemporary poets perform their work and make a bid for a Laureateship of...

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