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Opportunities for those aged 17 to 24 to attend a literary festival for free!

Over the course of 10 summery July days the Ways With Words 2017 festival will welcome some of the biggest names in the world of art, literature, politics, and entertainment to the beautiful Dartington estate.

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Searching for writers in residence: Writing places returns for 2017 at the homes of Agatha Christie and Thomas Hardy

A search for writers-in-residence to bring the act of writing back into two literary houses, Thomas Hardy’s Cottage and Agatha Christie’s Greenway, is being launched by the National Trust and Literature Works.

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National Memory Day dementia writing competition shortlist announced

National Memory Day writing competition shortlist announced
Thursday 18th May will mark National Memory Day, part of Dementia Awareness Week and a celebration of the power of the written and spoken word for those with and affected by dementia.

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Plymouth Festival of Words promises a celebration of literary talent

A Star Wars actor, a Booker Prize nominee, and the acclaimed director of one of the 1980s’ iconic black comedies will be among the lead figures appearing at the inaugural Plymouth Festival of Words.

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Unlocking India’s printed heritage: 200,000 pages of historic books to be made available online

An international team is to digitise and give free online access to one of the world’s most important collections of South-Asian language printed books.

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Chez Paulette brings a splash of stardom to the Plymouth International Book Festival

The replica of a café frequented by Hollywood’s finest in the 1950s and 60s will be greeting audiences at the 2015 Plymouth International Book Festival.

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International book industry excellence recognised at the London Book Fair

Seven international young entrepreneurs have been shortlisted for pioneering digital publishing award. The winner will be announced at the International Book Industry Excellence Awards on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, as part of the London Book Fair.

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Ways With Words now in its 21st year

Literary Deck Chair at Ways With Words
Literary deck chair. Picture: © Copyright Derek Harper and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

The Telegraph Ways With Words Festival of Words and Ideas arrives at picturesque Dartington Hall on Friday, July 6. Local, national and international names in literature, history, broadcasting and journalism will flock to the 10-day event, now in its 21st year.

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Ways With Words offers free festival passes for young people

Ways with Words is offering Devon-based students the opportunity to attend this year’s festival at Dartington Hall for free. Over the years, the Ways With Words Bursary Scheme has enabled hundreds of young people to experience the festival as Rover-Pass holders.

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Falmouth graduate wins International Committee of the Red Cross Young Reporters Award

Polly Fields, who received a distinction for her MA in International Journalism from Falmouth University this autumn, has won one of only five International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Young Reporters Awards for a piece produced as part of her masters.

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Exeter University professor re-examines the troubled land of Israel and Palestine

Professor Ilan Pappe of Exeter University

The boundaries between professional historiography, moral commitment and fiction have been re-examined in new publications on the troubled land of Israel and Palestine. Professor Ilan Pappe, an acclaimed political historian from Exeter University and expert on Palestinian-Israeli relations, has recently published challenging books on the issue.

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Performance of new music for choirs based on young people’s poems

composer Jonathan Lee

A premiere of a new piece of music for choirs, based on poems from young people across Devon has been specially commissioned for the EXEtreme Imagination Children and Young People’s Literature festival. The performance involving five Exeter school choirs will focus on the poems selected from a competition and will be performed on Thursday, November 4 at 7pm at the Northcott Theatre.

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