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February 2020

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

29/02/2020 @ 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

11/03/2020 @ 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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CANCELLED- Sylvia Topp in discussion with Les Hurst

18/03/2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

For anyone who has already bought a ticket, we will refund you. Please call us on 01629 823272. Sylvia Topp has written the never-before-told story of George Orwell's first wife, Eileen, a woman who shaped, supported, and even saved the life of one of the twentieth century's greatest writers. In 1934, Eileen O'Shaughnessy's futuristic poem, 'End of the Century, 1984', was published. The next year, she would meet George Orwell, then known as Eric Blair, at a party. 'Now that…

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Scarthin Book Club Number 31

30/03/2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This month we will be discussing Olga Tokarczuk's 'Flights'. Copies can be purchased from Scarthin Books with £1 off the RRP. Hot drinks and cake can be purchased on the night. Feel free to bring your own alcohol. Happy Reading!

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July 2020

Jo Bell & Jonathan Davidson – On Reading & Writing Poetry

11/07/2020 @ 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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