Saturday, 25 June 2011

Hucknall Book and Craft Day

Promoted by New Writers UK with support from Notts County Council,  Hucknall Book and Craft Day will take place, as the name implies, in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire on Sat 9 July 2011 from 11.00 am - 4.00 pm.

Attractions will include craft workshops, talks by local writers like Gloria Morgan and events publicising the work of small, independent publishers like Gingernut, Weathervane and BlueWood.

We ourselves have a long-standing prior arrangement elsewhere, so are unlikely to grace these enlightening festivities with our presence. It goes without saying, however, that we wish the event well.

This might be an opportune moment to re-iterate that we do carry an extensive stock of books that are the output of local writers, local publishers, local history societies and local authorities, as a quick search using the `Buy Books`  links provided will confirm.

We are in Derbyshire now, but as I recall Nottingham was home to a disproportionate number of writers, many published by Five Leaves. It always used to make me smile that they tended to be concentrated in particular areas - I pictured them roosting in flocks, a little like starlings, at the top of tall trees in residential areas, earnestly scribbling throughout the night. But that`s just me !

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