Finding your inner hero

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Finding your inner hero Author, Brenda Mallon, reveals why she is making a 'forgotten' generation the focus of her creative writing workshop… "Over many years I have been struck by the number of times people known as 'Baby Boomers' - those born between 1945 and 1965 - describe themselves as being invisible or overlooked. "The cult of youth has some...
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BLOG POST: Nell Stevens

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  Nell Stevens In 2013, Nell Stevens struggled to write her Ph.D. thesis about Elizabeth Gaskell while navigating the rocky landscape of a long-distance love affair.In 1857, following the publication of her controversial Life of Charlotte Brontë , Mrs Gaskell escaped to Rome where she met the love of her life, the American author and social re...
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BLOG POST: Henry Normal - A Normal Universe

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A Normal Universe Well-known for his work in TV and film production, Henry Normal is rediscovering his first love, poetry.Deborah Grace catches up with him ahead of his forthcoming appearance at DAF 2019. Henry Normal is in Bexhill with the in-laws.They're just out for a walk with his wife, Angela, and 19-year-old son, Johnny, so Henry's grabbing a...
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BLOG POST: ZunTold Stories

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ZunTold Stories A new, independent publishing house, specialising in children's and young adult fiction, aims to place Manchester authors on the front cover. ZunTold is the brainchild of Elaine Bousfield, from Chorlton, whose long-held dream has been to combine her twin passions, literature and therapy. 'I've been a writer, myself, and my backgroun...
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DAF 2019: A Curious Festival

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DAF 2019: A Curious Festival Didsbury Art Festival is 10 years old! And with more than 100 fantastic events packed into nine days, this year's landmark anniversary festival is going to be bigger and better than ever! Poet Lemn Sissay MBE, author Nell Stevens ( Mrs Gaskell and Me ) and Manchester singer/songwriter Liam Frost Writer will among this y...
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