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Weekend Literary Festival at the end of October

Monday, 11 October 2010

A new Hebden Bridge bookshop is putting on a weekend Literary Festival at the Little Theatre, bringing many well-known writers to Hebden Bridge during the weekend of 29-31 October.

Literary Festival

The Guardian's Martin Wainwright will be at the Little Theatre talking about his new book: True North, where he he examines, with passion and humour, the roots about some of myths and clich?s concerning the north and northern people.

Sharyn Lock will talk about Gaza Beneath the Bombs. Sharyn arrived in Gaza in a fishing boat just before the Israelis attacked, and volunteered with Palestinian ambulances, assisting them as they faced overwhelming civilian casualties.

Anne Fine, author of the book upon which the film Mrs Doubtfire was based, speaks twice; once as a children's writer and once as a writer of adult fiction. She says that when writing for adults, it's possible to let rip completely. All her adult books are black comedies.

Based upon 30 years' research, referred to by Ed Milliband in his speech to the Labour Conference, Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett compiled The Spirit Level: Why more Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better. The book demonstrates why more unequal societies are bad for almost everyone in them - the well-ff as well as the poor.

Tickets are available from Hebden Bridge Bookshop at 7 Crown Street and full details of all events can be found here.


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