Nominations for Derby & Derbyshire Inspirational Women Awards, 2015, are now open. The Awards were founded by Vox Feminarum:Women's Voices (VoxFemme for short) to recognise, celebrate and thank the 'ordinary' women of every age and from every walk of life, who are doing and achieving, extraordinary things. These often unsung HERoes, regularly go unnoticed and unrecognised and we just want to extend a big thank you, for all they have done, and continue to do.
Helen is Derbyshire’s current Poet Laureate and the fifth to be appointed the position. Helen is a multi-award winning poet who recently published her first full collection, “Division Street” which was shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize and the Costa Prize.
There are many local authors in Derbyshire making an impact on the contemporary literary scene, most notably of all perhaps is Hilary Mantel who hails from Glossop.