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Maxine Blake We don't live in isolation

The coronavirus pandemic has meant changed plans for many, but for one former teacher, it brought an opportunity to share her story.

Helen Mort Behind Every Image is a Person

Violence against women is nothing new, but as new forms emerge, the law must evolve to protect victims. Acclaimed writer Helen Mort shares her experience of ‘deepfakes’ – and the poem she wrote in response.

The Way I Flourish

Poems from Sheffield Flourish’s The Way I Flourish creative writing course, exploring themes of narrative, identity, journey and home.

Sheaf Poetry Festival

Annual celebration of the stage and the page moves online with workshops, talks and readings of world-class poetry.

Okapi Books

A new South Yorkshire imprint want to open up literature for everyone using audio, art and digital experiences.

Desiree Reynolds Writing From The Richest Of Places

Desiree Reynolds has curated the Black Women Write Now strand of this year’s Off The Shelf Festival of Words, which captures the essence of Toni Morrison’s proclamation that being a black woman writer is not a shallow place, but a rich place to write from.

Read All About It

Alice Megan spotlights five novels set in Sheffield to tide you over as summer draws to an end, from mystery suspense to modern rom com.

Careers advice

Let’s imagine, for a moment, smoking is an animal. What kind of animal will it be? Something violent and endangered, I think. A bizarre evol…

Let’s imagine, for a moment, smoking is an animal. What kind of animal will it be?
Something violent and endangered, I think. A bizarre evol