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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.

Visions of the Future: Youth Mental Health

Empowerment and Wellbeing

Wednesday 16 August 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Mental health problems often start during the teenage and early adult years and the stigma can be a devastating problem, stalling recovery. Building resilience is essential. Join novelist Alice Broadway, child psychiatrist, relief worker and writer...

Alice Broadway & Juno Dawson: Tattoos and Coping Tactics

Age 14+

Thursday 17 August 5:45pm - 6:45pm

In Alice Broadway's Ink and Juno Dawson's Margot & Me, family secrets are unearthed and hidden stories discovered. Join two immensely talented authors of young adult fiction as they share tales of tattoos, love, loss and forgiveness and explore how best...

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