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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.

Will Hill & Alex Wheatle: Cults and Gangs

Age 14+

Tuesday 22 August 6:00pm - 7:00pm

The 2016 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize winner Alex Wheatle explores the struggles of pursuing your dreams while living on a council estate in his life-affirming Straight Outta Crongton, while real life events inspired Will Hill to write After the...

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Meet The Last Poets

Tuesday 22 August 9:00pm - 11:00pm

Formed in the crucible of 1960s black rights activism, with the Black Panthers at the peak of their powers and an irresistible mood of revolutionary hope in the air, The Last Poets have come to be known as ‘the godfathers of hip-hop’, such has been...

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