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World Poetry Day 2021: UNESCO Cities of Literature bring vibrancy and hope

For World Poetry Day 2021, twenty-three Cities of Literature are coming together to honour poets and celebrate one of humanity’s most treasured forms...

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The Loneliness of the Lockdown Runner

James Walker specialises in digital storytelling and has turned to Twitter to reimagine Sillitoe’s classic story of defiance for the Covid...

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Richard C Bower: Seeking Sanctuary

In our latest profile of a local writer, we feature a poet who turned grief into creativity.

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On Libraries: guest post by Ross Bradshaw

Five Leaves' Ross Bradshaw writes about his relationship with libraries and the small Scottish town where it all began.

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Youth Advisory Board
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Young People Have Their Say

Our first Youth Advisory Board gives 16-25 year-olds the chance to voice their opinions and ideas about our work. Nine young people from across...

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Norma Charles, scribbler extraordinaire

An interview with Norma Charles, who has published her first book, Foley Crow: Friend or Foe?

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Literary Location #88: The Forest

The Forest Recreation Ground, where locals take leave of their senses.

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Mandeep Johal: Understanding Through Fragmentation

With new ways of looking at old systems very much a germane issue, we meet poet Mandeep Johal who is using 'fragmentation' to explore women's...

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It's not all Google Classroom: education and entertainment resources for children (and parents!)

When the first lockdown happened last summer, and suddenly families were home-schooling, we found some useful online resources to support parents,...

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