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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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Gavin Weightman
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Monday 8th January, 8pm We’re kicking off 2018 with a visit from Gavin Weightman, here to discuss “Eureka: How Invention Happens” This witty and inspiring book chronicles the long history of discovery and ingenuity which gave rise to a “eureka moment” when a dream of invention became a reality for the first time. Tracing the […]

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Ruth Pavey
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Monday 13th November at 8pm. We are delighted to be joined by the fantastic writer and journalist Ruth Pavey to speak about her debut novel ‘A Wood of One’s Own’. In 1999 Ruth acquired a four acre piece of derelict woodland in Somerset, which she has been working to restore ever since.  Her book about […]

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Penelope Lively
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Monday 9th October, 8pm. Join us and Penelope Lively to celebrate her hugely acclaimed collection of stories ‘The Purple Swamp Hen and Other Stories’. ‘Thoughtful, intelligent and light of touch. Lively has the gift, rare and wonderful, of being able to peel back the layers one by one and set them before us, translucent and gleaming’ Sunday […]

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