Kerry Hudson and Zeba Talkhani
My Past, My Present, The Journey Between

19.00 - 20.00: Thursday 7th November

Stroud Library
Tickets: £3. Available from Stroud Subscription Rooms

Hear the authors of two remarkable memoirs talk with Anna Bailey about how they forged their own identities while refusing to let their negative experiences define them.

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Lemn Sissay
My Name is Why

20.30 - 21.30: Thursday 7th November

The Goods Shed
Tickets: £12. Available from SVA

We are thrilled to welcome Lemn Sissay, highly acclaimed poet, playwright, author and broadcaster, to Stroud Book Festival to discuss his extraordinary memoir, “My Name is Why”

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Kamal Ahmed
A Very British Man

19.00 - 20.00: Saturday 9th November

Stroud High School
Tickets: £10. Available from Stroud Subscription Rooms

Britain has found it hard to have the conversation about what it has become, now that it has arrived in the 21st century. Our very Britishness has stopped us talking about our very Britishness.

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David Nott
War Doctor

16.00 - 17.00: Sunday 10th November

Subscription Rooms, Ballroom
Tickets: £10. Available from Stroud Subscription Rooms

“I have travelled the world in search of trouble. It is a kind of addiction, a pull I find hard to resist”. For the past 25 years, surgeon David Nott has been taking unpaid leave from his day job in the NHS to work in the world’s war and disaster zones.

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David Parker
Down in the Valley: A Writer's Landscape by Laurie Lee

17.30 - 18.30: Sunday 10th November

Lansdown Hall
Tickets: £10. Available from Stroud Subscription Rooms

After his sell-out event at Stroud Book Festival last year, we’re delighted to welcome back film-maker David Parker for the official UK launch of “Down in the Valley: A Writer’s Landscape”, a new Penguin Classics collection of never-before-published autobiographical reflections by Laurie Lee.

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Katy Brand
I Carried a Watermelon

19.00 - 22.30: Sunday 10th November

Lansdown Hall
Tickets: £10 (author event only) £13 (event and film). Available from Stroud Subscription Rooms. Film only £6/5 available on door

At the age of 13, award-winning writer, comedian and actor Katy Brand loved the film “Dirty Dancing” so much she watched it every single night for three months until her Dad hid the videotape.

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