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Running creative writing workshops for a variety of different groups, ranging from people in care homes to firefighters, has been a challenging, but also enriching, experience for Anna Woodford. Here, she describes some of her best and worst moments.

Claire Harman speaks with Caroline Sanderson about the painstaking, and sometimes obsessive art of literary biography, and how careful detective work can bring new insights into even the most written-about lives.

Doug Johnstone speaks with Cherise Saywell about shifting from engineering to domestic noir via music journalism, exploring conflicted masculinity in his work, and being part of the Tartan Noir family of Scottish crime writers.

I don't aspire to be an inadequate orator, or chant slogans, or heckle speakers. I am the scribe. I record, I argue, I raise awareness and I try to persuade others through my words.
In writing about her past, Cynthia Rogerson found that employing the unvarnished truth rather than the embellishments of fiction was sometimes a more powerful way of describing uncomfortable events.

Ray French visits Far Ings, a once-busy site returned to nature and a reminder of his father’s values.

Linda Hoy takes us to the Sheffield archive of a most unusual society.

Brian Clegg considers the fate of post-truth science in his post-industrial hometown of Littleborough.