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Stroud Book Festival 2017
Meet the Authors With Stroud Bookshop
Mass signing event and book recommendations

10:00-12:00 Saturday 4th November

Subscription Rooms, George Room
Ticketless event - free

Authors local and national at this year’s Festival will be available to chat about their books and sign copies.

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Tracey Corderoy
Fairy Tale Pets

11.00 - 12.00 Saturday 4th November

Stroud Library
£3.00 per child, suitable for ages 3-6: Available from Subscription Rooms

Join Tracey Corderoy for stories and hands-on craft activities as she introduces her latest book Fairy Tale Pets.
Suitable for ages 3 – 6

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John Dougherty & Minchinhampton School
A Portal Through Time

11:00-12:00 Saturday 4th November

Lansdown Hall
Ticket price £5 adult / £3 child: Available from Subscription Rooms

Find out how pupils and staff from Minchinhampton Primary School along with local children’s author John Dougherty got together to produce ‘A Portal Through Time’ – an exciting and funny time-travelling adventure story.

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John Dougherty & Minchinhampton School
The Big Write - Creative Writing For Children and Adults

12:45-14:15 Saturday 4th November

Lansdown Hall
Tickets £5: Available from Subscription Rooms

We are very sorry but due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has had to be cancelled.

Any pre-purchased tickets will, of course, be refunded.

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Tracy Spiers
Meet Uley Blue

14:00-16:00 Saturday 4th November

The Museum in the Park
Ticketless event - free

Come along and meet Uley Blue, a little hare with a big imagination!

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Katie Fforde and Jane Bailey
Where Do Stories Come From?

15:15-16:15 Saturday 4th November

Lansdown Hall
Tickets £8 concs £6 : Available from Subscription Rooms

Just how do authors come upon their stories and find their characters? What is it that brings these fictional worlds convincingly to life? Katie Fforde and Jane Bailey will give a fascinating insight into their craft.

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Richard Aronowitz
An American Decade

16:00-17:00 Saturday 4th November

Subscription Rooms, George Room
Tickets £8 concs £6 : Available from Subscription Rooms

An American Decade tells a story of immigration and identity, guilt and redemption, through the voice of one man grappling with a moral dilemma.

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Rachel Joyce & Cathy Rentzenbrink
Writing To The Heart

17:00-18:00 Saturday 4th November

Lansdown Hall
Tickets £10 concs £8: Available from Subscription Rooms

Rachel Joyce, fiction writer and author of The Music Shop, a novel about learning how to listen and how to feel; and Cathy Rentzenbrink, author of bracingly honest self-help book A Manual for Heartache, join us to discuss how they go about writing books that arrive at the nub of who we are.

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Hopeless Maine
Tom and Nimue Brown

19:30-21:30 Saturday 4th November

Lansdown Hall
Tickets £10 concs £8 : Available from Subscription Rooms

Meet the residents of Hopeless Maine, a fictional island and setting of a graphic novel. Be prepared for an evening of gothic fantasy with a twist of steampunk and unruly magic.

An exhibition of original artwork for the project runs from 30 October to 5 November in the Gallery at Lansdown Hall.

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Katie Fforde and Jane Bailey
Fiction Writing workshop

11:00-14:00 Sunday 5th November

The Pavilion, Museum in the Park
Ticket £35 including a light lunch: Available from Subscription Rooms

Join this fiction writing workshop with two popular Gloucestershire based authors who will be talking about plot, characterisation and dialogue.

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