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Salley Vickers: Desert Island Books!
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Monday 10th September, 8pm It’s time for our annual Desert Island Books! This year, Salley Vickers, author of ‘Miss Garnet’s Angel’ and ‘The Cleaner of Chartres’ amongst other titles, is the castaway and will be joined by Maggie Hamand to discuss her selection of books. Extracts will be read by Jane Wymark. Salley’s latest novel […]

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Hannah Begbie & Tom Edge: In The Beginning
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Wednesday 12th September, 8pm Hannah Begbie is the author of ‘Mother’, a novel partly inspired by her son’s diagnosis with cystic fibrosis (CF). It was published in July by Harper Collins. She is married to Tom Edge, one of the UK’s most sought-after screenwriters (CORMORAN STRIKE, THE CROWN, LOVESICK). Later this year Tom will begin […]

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Amanda Welch: Shetland
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Thursday 12th July, 6:30pm Amanda Welch is a Stoke Newington-based artist whose practice has moved from painting through to mixed-media installation and assemblage. She first visited Shetland in 2005, and the landscape has become the subject of much of her work since. Amanda will be talking about her residency in Shetland and how her work […]

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Refugee Tales II
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Wednesday 16 May, 6.30pm Modelled on Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, the second volume of Refugee Tales sets out to communicate the experiences of those who, having sought asylum in the UK, find themselves indefinitely detained. Here, poets and novelists create a space in which the stories of those who have been detained can be safely heard, […]

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Amanda Craig
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Monday 11th June, 8pm. With her last novel, Hearts And Minds, being long-listed for the Bailey’s Prize for Women’s Fiction it’s no surprise this latest book by Amanda Craig has been met with resounding praise.  The Lie of the Land– Quentin and Lottie Bredin, like many modern couples, can’t afford to divorce. Having lost their […]

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Save the date – Stokey Lit Fest!
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It’s that time again. The tickets aren’t available just yet, but the dates are set! Lit Fest is back for another exciting year so don’t forget to put it in your diary folks: 1-3 June 2018, at various locations across Stoke Newington.

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Michèle Roberts
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Monday 14th May, 8pm. Fresh out in paperback (19th April 2018), from Booker-shortlisted author Michèle Roberts, comes a sensuous, evocative novel exploring the lives of women in Victorian London. The Walworth Beauty is a haunting tale of desire and exploitation, isolation and loss, and the faltering search for human connection. “Michèle Roberts is one of those writers […]

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Juliet Gardiner
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Monday 9 April, 8pm Juliet Gardiner, one of Britain’s best-known social historians, will be joining us to talk on illegitimacy, adoption, bedsits, mini-skirts, equal opportunities and her deeply moving memoir, Joining the Dots. Weaving biography and history, Gardiner writes here about the span of women’s lives from her birth during the Second World War to the election […]

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Nicholas Murray
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Monday 12th March, 8pm. As the spring season starts to emerge we will be kicking off with biographer, novelist, poet and literary activist Nicholas Murray. With a global refugee crisis and a highly polarised debate in the UK about immigration and EU membership, Nicholas Murray’s lively and original exploration of the idea of borders – literal […]

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Hilary Davies
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Monday 12th February, 8pm. Hilary Davies, winner of the Cheltenham Literature Festival poetry competition, here with her fourth collection, Exile and the Kingdom. Davies embarks on pilgrimage poetic, religious, psychological. Using a dazzling interplay of narrative and lyric line, she travels through real and imagined territory in search of answers to the great questions which preoccupy us as […]

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