A venue fit for a king! It was a fantastic evening, they had arranged it all perfectly. I am gobsmacked and over the moon all at once!
— H.M. Castor, Author

Thursday 21st of June, 7pm at  St Mary Immaculate Church Hall,

45 West Street, Warwick, CV34 6AB. Parking available behind the hall.

MANIFEST – New Writing from Warwick

Tickets £5 including refreshments.

Book in advance at Warwick Books 01926 499939 or info@warwickbooks.net

Warwick University’s MA in Writing Programme is ranked No.1 in the UK for creative writing by both the Times/Sunday Times & the Complete University Guide. In June its students will publish an anthology of new work and we’re hosting its launch.  Join us to hear students read from their work and talking about the challenges and thrills of setting out on a career in writing.

This event will appeal to you if you’ve ever wanted to write yourself, of if you just love to hear new and innovative voices.  And there’s something for everyone, with a mix of poetry and prose; fiction and non-fiction.  You’ll also be able to buy copies of the anthology at the reduced price of £8.50 (usual price £9.99)

 

Thursday 28th of June, 7pm at Warwick Books

100 YEARS OF MOVING FORWARD?- Lissa Evans & Kit DeWaal

Tickets £5 including refreshments

Book in advance at Warwick Books 01926 499939 or info@warwickbooks.net

Lissa Evans and Kit DeWaal are both brilliant storytellers, they are joining us for Feminist Fortnight where they will be talking about their new books ''Old Baggage'' and ''The Trick to Time'' and how intrinsically feminism is part of their writing.

Lissa's new novel is about what you do next, after you've changed the world! It is set in 1928. Matilda Simpkin is a woman with a thrilling past and a chafingly uneventful present. During the Women's Suffrage Campaign she was a militant. Jailed five times, she marched, sang, gave speeches, smashed windows and heckled Winston Churchill, and nothing - nothing - since then has had the same depth, the same excitement. Now in middle age, she is still looking for a fresh mould into which to pour her energies

The Trick to Time is a heart-wrenching love story from the internationally bestselling author of My Name Is Leon Kit DeWaal. Mona is a young Irish girl in the big city, with the thrill of a new job and a room of her own in a busy boarding house. On her first night out in 1970s Birmingham, she meets William, a charming Irish boy with an easy smile and an open face. They embark upon a passionate affair, a whirlwind marriage - before a sudden tragedy tears them apart.

 

Thursday 5th of July, 7pm at Warwick Books

The Game Trilogy –Matt Johnson

Tickets £5 including refreshments.

Book essential at Warwick Books 01926 499939 or info@warwickbooks.net

Matt Johnson served as a soldier from 1975-78 and Metropolitan Police officer from 1978 -1999. His debut novel Wicked Game – a crime thriller – was published by Orenda Books in March 2016. The sequel Deadly Game, was published in March 2017, the finale End Game, in March 2018.

Robert Finlay seems to have finally left his SAS past behind him and is settled into his new career as a detective. But when the girlfriend of his former SAS colleague and close friend Kevin Jones is murdered, it's clear that Finlay's troubles are far from over. Jones is arrested for the killing, but soon escapes from jail, and Finlay is held responsible for the breakout. Suspended from duty and sure he's being framed too, our hero teams up with MI5 agent Toni Fellowes to find out who's behind the conspiracy. Their quest soon reveals a plot that goes to the very heart of the UK's security services. End Game, the final part in the critically acclaimed Robert Finlay trilogy, sees our hero in an intricately plotted and terrifyingly fast-paced race to uncover the truth and escape those who'd sooner have him dead than be exposed.

 

We are delighted to host a rich series of literary events in and around Warwick. These include our popular 'Meet the author' events. The talks usually last about an hour, followed by questions, and then there is an opportunity to meet the speaker and have a book signed. Previous authors Melvyn Bragg, Jodi Picoult, Kate Williams, Professor Edith Hall and Dr Elizabeth Goldring. These events take place across Warwick including the beautiful Lord Leycester Hospital. We also support Warwick Words Festival. Read about our previous events in our blog.

Refreshments provided by local independent businesses are served at all of our events!

Huge thanks for a fab event yesterday!
— Warwickshire Schools Library Service