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Ian Marchant
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Monday 11th February 2019, 8pm Hero for High Times The multi-talented Ian Marchant, memoirist, travel-writer and stand-up comedian, talks about his latest book ‘A Hero for High Times’. Marchant became friends with outsider Bob Rowberry, and having listened to his stories for thirty years, decided to tell his tale in a sort-of biography. Rowberry, was […]

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Lara Feigel
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Monday 12th November 2018, 8pm ‘Free Woman: Life Liberation and Doris Lessing’ is a genre-defying memoir in which Lara Feigel experiments with sexual, intellectual and political freedom whilst reading and pursuing Doris Lessing. Free Woman is essential reading for anyone whose life has been changed by books or has questioned the structures by which they […]

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Jane Harris
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Monday 8th October 2018, 8pm Jane Harris’s third novel, Sugar Money, is a thrilling adventure story with a warm, human heart. Set in the world of slavery in eighteenth century Martinique and Grenada, there is no turning away from cruelty and horror, but the voice of the narrator Lucien, still little more than a child, […]

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Salley Vickers: Desert Island Books!
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Monday 10th September 2018, 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 […]

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Hannah Begbie & Tom Edge: In The Beginning
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Wednesday 12th September 2018, 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 […]

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Amanda Welch: Shetland
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Thursday 12th July 2018, 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 […]

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Refugee Tales II
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Wednesday 16 May 2018, 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 […]

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Amanda Craig
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Monday 11th June 2018, 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 […]

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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 2018, 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 […]

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