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East Midlands Book Award Ceremony

Writing East Midlands

Thursday, May 24, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

East Midlands Book Award Ceremony

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Writing East Midlands is pleased to invite you to the

East Midlands Book Award
7pm – 9pm on Thursday 24 May 2012

Haddon Hall, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1LA


The winner of the East Midlands Book Award for 2011 will be presented with £1000, by eminent composer Gavin Bryars.

The Award promotes writers who live in the region, raises the profile of our thriving literary scene, and rewards exceptional work.

Doors to Haddon Hall will open at 7pm should guests wish to take a look around the house.  Drinks and canapés will be available. The Ceremony will commence at 7.30pm.

The shortlisted books can be found at

The event is free, though places are strictly limited and tickets are required.   Please RSVP by 15th of May to ensure your place.  

For any enquiries please contact 

Haddon Hall is a fortified medieval manor house dating from the 12th Century. Steeped in literary history, the house has featured in films such as Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre and Elizabeth. Due to the age and topography, there are many uneven floors and steps within the site.  It is advisable that attendees wear sensible shoes and warm clothing. (High heels are not advisable.) Access for visitors with disabilities, especially those using wheelchairs, is very restricted. Visitors with special requirements should contact the Haddon Hall Estate Office prior to their visit on 01629 810913. 

For directions to Haddon Hall, please

 Writing East Midlands would like to thank Lord and Lady Manners of Haddon Hall, for sponsoring and hosting this year’s Award Ceremony, as well as the Derbyshire Literature Festival for including the Award in their programme of events.

 We look forward to seeing you there!


Have questions about East Midlands Book Award Ceremony? Contact Writing East Midlands

When & Where

Haddon Hall
DE45 1LA

Thursday, May 24, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

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Writing East Midlands

Writing East Midlands is the writer development agency for the East Midlands. We support and advocate writing in the region, create opportunities for writers and discover new writers of quality. We advocate for investment in the literature sector to create an environment in which writers and writing can flourish.

We are developing services appropriate for writers at different stages in their careers. We facilitate new commissions, projects, residencies, and publications, and we also support appropriate live events.

Mostly, we work in partnership with a broad range of cultural organisations such as literature development officers, local authorities, regional development agencies, universities, schools, arts venues, museums, libraries, and producers. Through these partnerships we encourage relationships between writers and the region’s communities, and we put writers in touch with each other.

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