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October 2019

Edward Parnell – Ghostland (Book Launch)

October 16 - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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Ed Parnell will be known to many of you. An integral part of the Wymondham Words festival as well as the Norwich writing scene, he is the author of one previous novel, The Listeners. Ghostland is his first major work of non-fiction. In his late thirties, Edward Parnell found himself trapped in the recurring nightmare of a family tragedy. For comfort, he turned to his bookshelves, back to the ghost stories that obsessed him as a boy, and to the…

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An evening with Richard Mabey – The Book Hive, Norwich

October 17 - 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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£7 Sold out

Join us for a very special evening in this year's calendar of events at The Book Hive. Richard Mabey is unquestionably the father of modern British nature writing - indeed one of the best writers working today across any genre. For the best part of fifty years he has committed to paper the experience of a life lived with a greater awareness of being part of something bigger, a cog in the connected web of phenomena that make up our…

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Tessa McWatt: Shame On Me (Launch)

October 23 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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Join us for an evening to mark the launch of this timely and brilliant new book from a UEA professor of Creative Writing. Tessa McWatt knows first-hand that the answer to this question, often asked of people of colour by white people, is always more complicated than it seems. Is the answer English, Scottish, British, Caribbean, Portuguese, Indian, Amerindian, French, African, Chinese, Canadian? Like most families, hers is steeped in myth and the anecdotes of grandparents and parents who view…

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Francis Pryor – The Fens – Aylsham Town Hall

October 30 - 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Aylsham Town Hall, Town Hall, Market Place, Aylsham
Norwich, NR11 6EL United Kingdom
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£7

The Fens are a distinctive, complex, man-made and little understood landscape. Francis Pryor has lived in, excavated, farmed, walked - and loved - the Fen Country for more than forty years: its levels and drains, its soaring churches, its magnificent medieval buildings. In The Fens, he counterpoints the history of the Fen landscape and its transformation - the great drainage projects that created the Old and New Bedford Rivers, the Ouse Washes and Bedford Levels, the rise of prosperous towns…

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November 2019

New Tricks Poetry Workshop: Rhyme (with Cai Draper)

November 7 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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Free Sold out

Whether you are curious to expand your poetry horizons or just want to try something new, New Tricks is for you: a series of free, informal poetry workshops based on the particular fixations of the facilitators – from rhyme, to the languages of coding, to Gertrude Stein. The form of each session varies from week to week depending on the topic, and every opportunity is taken to make each session engaging, interactive and 'getatable': no lectures, no wrong answers!

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The Book Hive 10th Birthday Party

November 8 - 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Norwich Arts Centre, 51 St Benedicts St
Norwich, NR2 4PG United Kingdom
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£5 Sold out

In November 2019, The Book Hive is turning 10. To mark this monumental achievement - a full decade of defiance against all the nay-sayers, e-book buyers and Amazons of the world - we've having a big ol' party to say thank you, to YOU, the readers of Norwich. The bash will be at Norwich Arts Centre on Friday the 8th, and will include bands, very special guests, and some book-related shennanigans... We're limited on spaces so save the date and…

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New Tricks Poetry Workshop: What do your clothes say about you? (with Iona May)

November 14 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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Free Sold out

Whether you are curious to expand your poetry horizons or just want to try something new, New Tricks is for you: a series of free, informal poetry workshops based on the particular fixations of the facilitators – from rhyme, to the languages of coding, to Gertrude Stein. The form of each session varies from week to week depending on the topic, and every opportunity is taken to make each session engaging, interactive and 'getatable': no lectures, no wrong answers!

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New Tricks Poetry Workshop: Byte-sized poetry (with Alice Willitts)

November 21 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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Free 3 spots left

Whether you are curious to expand your poetry horizons or just want to try something new, New Tricks is for you: a series of free, informal poetry workshops based on the particular fixations of the facilitators – from rhyme, to the languages of coding, to Gertrude Stein. The form of each session varies from week to week depending on the topic, and every opportunity is taken to make each session engaging, interactive and 'getatable': no lectures, no wrong answers!

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New Tricks Poetry Workshop: Poetry & Genocide (with Westley Barnes)

November 28 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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Free 5 spots left

Whether you are curious to expand your poetry horizons or just want to try something new, New Tricks is for you: a series of free, informal poetry workshops based on the particular fixations of the facilitators – from rhyme, to the languages of coding, to Gertrude Stein. The form of each session varies from week to week depending on the topic, and every opportunity is taken to make each session engaging, interactive and 'getatable': no lectures, no wrong answers!

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