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Stroud Book Festival 2017
The Emergency Poet
The world’s first and only mobile poetic first aid service

Saturday 4th November

Somewhere in Stroud!
Look out for her ambulance around town / Free event

In a mix of the serious, the therapeutic and the theatrical, the Emergency Poet offers consultations and prescribes cures inside her 1970’s ambulance.

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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.
Stroud Bookshop staff will also be giving book recommendations from a wide range of genres.

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Andrew Morrison Workshop
Books With Secrets

10:30-16:00 Saturday 4th November

The Pavilion, Museum in the Park
Tickets £25 concs £20: Booking Necessary 01453 763394

Join book artist Andrew Morrison for a creative one day workshop making beautiful, unique books that have hidden compartments and concealed pages – books perfect for holding secrets!

Suitable for adults and students 16+ looking to expand their art and design portfolios.

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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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Hannah Shaw
Villains and Baddies!

11:30am-3:30pm, Saturday 4th November

The Museum in the Park
Entry £2 a child: Drop-in session for ages 5+

Join Hannah Shaw and imagine and make a stick puppet character.

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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

Can you write a book in 80 minutes? Come and join in with local Children’s author John Dougherty and Minchinhampton Primary School teacher Clare McCarron as they attempt to write a fantastic novel in just an hour and a half!

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Hugh Warwick
A Prickly Affair - The Charm of the Hedgehog

12:30-13:30 Saturday 4th November

Stroud Library
Ticketless event - free

Discover the many wonders of the hedgehog with Hugh Warwick

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Sarah Hosking
Hosking Houses

12:45-13:45 Saturday 4th November

Subscription Rooms, George Room
Tickets £4 concs £3 : Available from Subscription Rooms

“A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction”. Sarah Hosking talks about how she took that advice and set up Hosking Houses

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Hugh Warwick
Linescapes

14:30 - 15:30 Saturday 4th November

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

Hugh Warwick – ecologist and writer – talks about his latest book Linescapes in which he investigates the impact that the lines we make in our landscape have on the capacity of wildlife to thrive.

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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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