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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.

The Sound of Breath

The Breath in Song and Poetry

Thursday 24 August 5:30pm - 6:30pm

How do poets and composers think about breath? The pause in a line or the length of the note impacts greatly on how an audience hears, connects with and interprets a work. Join novelist, poet and librettist Michael Symmons Roberts and composer Sally...