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Event: Independent Press Day in Leicester, 17 March 2012.

[From the announcement online] – Seventy writers, mostly from the East Midlands, will be reading from their work at ‘States of Independence’, an events programme at the Clephan Building, De Montfort University, Oxford Street, Leicester, on 17 March 2012.

The event also features participants from independent publishers and writing organisations staffing bookstalls and displaying their work.

Programmed events include sessions on the responsibilities of young adult fiction writers, the Romans in the East Midlands, Charles Dickens on the page and in film, the fiction of the Second World War, Irish short stories, horror writing, lesbian and gay fiction, the future of the book – plus book launches, poetry readings and much more. Hours are 10.30am until 4.30 pm.

All events are free, and no tickets are required. Bookstalls are on the ground floor, with further displays on floors one and two. ‘States of Independence’ is organised and funded by Five Leaves Publications in Nottingham and the Creative Writing Team at De Montfort University, Leicester.

For details:, 0115 9895465 (out of office: 0115 9693597).

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