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 7th of June, 7pm at Warwick Books

Sleep, Health & Society - an event in partnership with Warwick University

Tickets £5 including refreshments.

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

Are you feeling sleepy? Do you dream vividly, or wake fitfully? Sleep disturbances and sleep deprivation are increasingly common in modern society. Epidemiological methods of investigation have shown that sleep deprivation is associated with a variety of chronic conditions and health outcomes. Sleep medicine is a rapidly growing field of clinical research, affecting people across their lifespan.

The new edition of Sleep, Health, and Society provides a wealth of information on recently discovered areas of sleep medicine.  Exploring eating patterns, nutrition, pregnancy, cancer, pain, and CBT in relation to sleep this event will give you the knowledge you need to get a good nights sleep.

 

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.

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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

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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

Wicked Mind Games –Matt Johnson

Tickets £5 including refreshments.

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

 

In 1999, Matt was discharged from the police with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Whilst undergoing treatment, he was encouraged by his counsellor to write about his career and his experience of murders, shootings and terrorism.

He used his detailed knowledge and recollections to create what has been described by many readers as a fast paced, exciting and authentic tale of modern day policing and terrorism. It could be argued that Matt Johnson is living proof PTSD is a condition that can be controlled and overcome with the right help and support. He has been described by many fans as an inspiration to fellow sufferers. Join us as Matt talks about his trilogy and his experiences in the SAS and the police.

 

Thursday 12th of July, 7pm at Warwick Books

Is Monogamy Dead? with Rosie Wilby

Tickets £5 including refreshments.

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

Award-winning comedian Rosie Wilby 's first book Is Monogamy Dead? and follows her TEDx talk of the same name, BBC Radio 4 piece A New Currency of Commitment and a trilogy of solo shows investigating love and relationships. A gripping account of Rosie’s very personal quest to grapple with the science of modern relationships, Is Monogamy Dead? was shortlisted in the Memoir category for the Diva Literary Awards 2017 and has had very positive coverage from, The Spectator, The Telegraph and more. She's currently gathering ideas and inspiration for her second book in her new monthly podcast The Breakup Monologues, featuring acclaimed comedy friends telling her their breakup stories. Rosie co-hosts Radio Diva on Resonance FM (described by New York's The Village Voice as the 'best station in the world') every Tuesday and has presented for BBC Sussex and Surrey.

 

Thursday 19th of July, 7pm at Warwick Books

Poetry evening with Jane Commane

Tickets £5 including refreshments.

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

Jane Commane was born in Coventry and lives and works in Warwickshire. She will be reading from her first full-length collection, Assembly Lines as well as a selection from her other work. Her poetry has featured in anthologies including The Best British Poetry 2011 (Salt Publishing) and Lung Jazz: Young British Poets for Oxfam (Cinnamon) and in magazines including Anon, And Other Poems, Bare Fiction, Iota, Tears in the Fence and The Morning Star. Jane is editor at Nine Arches Press, co-editor of Under the Radar magazine, co-organiser of the Leicester Shindig poetry series, and is co-author (with Jo Bell) of How to Be a Poet, a creative writing handbook and blog series. In 2017 she was awarded a Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowship.

 

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