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July 2020

Jo Bell & Jonathan Davidson – On Reading & Writing Poetry

July 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jo Bell and Jonathan Davidson have spent many years writing and performing poetry and encouraging others to do the sam. In this event, to mark the publication of Jonathan Davidson’s new book, A Commonplace: Bricks, Apples & Other People’s Poems, they share some of their own poems and talk about how they came to be written. And because Jo’s most recent book is called How to be a Poet (co-authored with Jane Commane) they will also be talking about the…

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February 2020

Scarthin Book Club Number 31

February 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

For our next Book Club, we will be discussing Miriam Toews ‘All My Puny Sorrows.’ The book is available to purchase with a £1 discount from Scarthin Books. Tea and cake will be available to buy on the night. Please bring your own alcohol. All welcome. See you there!

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A Beautiful way to be crazy – A Poetry Reading with Genevieve Carver

February 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

A Beautiful Way to be Crazy: A poetry reading with Genevieve Carver (minus The Unsung band) and Open Mic. Tickets are £5 including a drink. You can purchase your tickets and sign up for the open mic through Scarthin Books via nickscarthin@gmail.com or by calling us on 01629 823272 or alternatively, find us on Eventbrite! Genevieve Carver is a Sheffield-based poet searching for the humanity amidst the chaos. Her work has been appeared in publications including Iota, Envoi, and The…

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March 2020

Poetry Surgery with Charlotte Lunn – SOLD OUT

March 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This event is now sold out. If you wish to be added to our reserve list or be kept up to date with future poetry workshops by Charlotte please contact us on the details below. Charlotte is a writer, spoken word poet, workshop facilitator and tea connoisseur. After studying Creative Writing at The University of Derby, she became the Events Co-ordinator at Scarthin Books and has regularly reviewed books for BBC Radio Derby. She has featured at poetry nights across…

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January 2020

Scarthin Book Club Number 30

January 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

We’re having a break for Christmas so we’ll see you in the New Year for our next Book Club meet, where we’ll be discussing Murakami’s ‘Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World.’ Everyone that knows us at Scarthin knows how barmy we are for Murakami and every so often we have to suggest another one of his superb novels. The books are on sale now with a £1 discount so you have plenty of time to read over…

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November 2019

Analog Sea

22/11/2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Printed Books in the Digital Age: A reading and discussion with Jonathan Simons, founding editor of offline publishing house Analog Sea Analog Sea are an offline publisher wishing to maintain contemplative life in the digital age. Their mission is to support offline culture by publishing high-quality printed books and a biannual journal which aims to spark conversations of an artistic and philosophical nature. We are extremely pleased to welcome founding editor Jonathan Simons to Scarthin Books for a reading and…

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Scarthin Book Club Number 29

25/11/2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

For our next Book Club, we will be discussing Yoko Ogawa’s ‘The Housekeeper and the Professor’. This is available from the shop with a £1 discount. Tea and cake are available to purchase on the night. Please bring your own alcohol. Happy Reading!

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October 2019

Scarthin Book Club Number 28

28/10/2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

We will be discussing Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’ for our October Book Club! You can purchase the book from us with a £1 discount. Tea and cake available to buy on the night. Please bring your own alcohol. Spooky reading!

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Dan Webber – Genre Fluid Poetry Show

23/10/2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

There are just a handful of tickets left for this! Book now to avoid disappointment by calling us on 01629 823272. *** The stand-up poet, reluctant bear and attempted vegan strips… away labels of life, love, the arts and the LGBTQ+ community in this fast-paced, honest and hilarious debut. Under constant pressure from marketing people to decide whether he is a comic or poet, Dan navigates through the confusing world of definitions. Being constantly told you’re a comic at poetry…

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September 2019

In conversation with Ariane Bankes

21/09/2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Ariane Bankes discusses Arthur Koestler on Saturday 21st September, 6.30pm (drink included) Please call the bookshop on 01629823272 to book a ticket. Ariane Bankes will be in discussion with our Les Hurst about the new edition of Arthur Koestler’s ‘Darkness at Noon’ and D J Taylor’s ‘Lost Girls: Love, War and Literature 1939-1951’. Ariane is the niece of Arthur Koestler, who married her aunt Mamaine, and daughter of George Orwell’s friend and Mamaine’s twin, Celia Paget. _____________________________________

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