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November 2019

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

November 28, 2019 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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Free

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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December 2019

Sarah Hall – Sudden Traveller

December 5, 2019 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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The superb and stupendous Sarah Hall hardly needs an introduction - she's won the Commonwealth Writers Prize, a Society of Authors Betty Trask Award, a Lakeland Book of the Year prize, the Prix Femina Etranger, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, the James Tiptree Jr. Award, the Portico Prize for Fiction, been shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award for science fiction, longlisted for the Dublin IMPAC Award, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, longlisted for the Orange Prize, shortlisted for…

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February 2020

New Tricks: Sonnets: How do I love thee? (with Ashley Hickson-Lovence)

February 13 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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Free

A creative exploration / masterclass / presentation / seminar / informal debate about the sonnet form: its rules and restrictions, the rhythm and rhyme, quatrains, iambic pentameters, voltas and couplets that leave readers either in awe or pulling their hair out.

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New Tricks: How hot is your poem? (with Joe Hedinger)

February 20 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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Free

When reading or chatting about poetry, we tend to forget about form - the very basic physical structure of the words on the page. So in this workshop, we’ll be slowing right down, and becoming poetry archaeologists, starting at the start: discussing just the first few things we encounter when reading a poem: spacial architecture, lineation, and syntax.

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Hugh Lupton: An Evening of Animal Stories

February 22 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Aylsham Town Hall, Town Hall, Market Place, Aylsham
Norwich, NR11 6EL United Kingdom
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£6.00 – £10.00

An evening of Animal Stories from Many Cultures at Aylsham Town Hall, told by Hugh Lupton in aid of ‘The Pilgrimage of the Animals’. With a pop-up bookshop by The Book Hive and refreshments provided by North Norfolk XR.

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Kate Charlesworth in conversation with David Shenton (LGBT History Month)

February 26 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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Join us at 6pm on 26th February for a conversation between cartoonists Kate Charlesworth and David Shenton for LGBT History Month. Kate Charlesworth is a cartoonist and author of Sensible Footwear (2019). A graphic history and personal account of LGBTQ+ life in Britain since the 1950s, Sensible Footwear represents a stunning visual archive of LGBTQ+ history, and has been described by the Guardian as "an amazing, joyous panorama". Kate will be in conversation with local cartoonist David Shenton, himself a…

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New Tricks: Obscurity (with Lotte L.S.)

February 27 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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Free

“What does the hard look do to what it sees? Pull beauty out of it, or stare it in?” Denise Riley asks in her poem ‘Outside from the Start’. Obscurity in poetry is often seen as making the already-difficult more difficult, more elusive, more elitist, more difficult to “get” - as if there is anything to get. What if, as the poet and painter Etel Adnan writes, “Some things are not meant to be clear, obscurity is their clarity. Obscurity is not a lack of light. It is a different manifestation of light, because it shows you things.”

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March 2020

New Tricks: What should a poem sound like? (with Anna Cathenka)

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

Page poetry has yet to catch up with Spoken Word when it comes to the use of rhythm, breath and tone of voice in live poetry readings. In this workshop we will listen to recordings of three very different poets perform their poetry to a contemporary audience and discuss what works, and what doesn't.

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Rupert Read: This Civilisation Is Finished

March 12 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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Industrial civilisation has no future. It requires limitless economic growth on a finite planet. In his "brave and necessary" (Paul Kingsnorth) book, Rupert Read explains how - sooner rather than later - the global capitalist system will come to an end, destroyed by its own contradictions. Along with Samuel Alexander (Research Fellow with the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute), Read grapples with the full gravity of the human predicament - and asks the tough questions. What is to be done? How…

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April 2020

Richard Lambert: The Wolf Road (Launch Party)

April 16 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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We are delighted to be launching Richard's new novel, The Wolf Road at The Book Hive! Described by Andrew Cowan as "moving, menacing... with cinematic clarity" and "beautiful and suspenseful" by Jonathan Stroud, this is a gripping novel about loss, grief, violence and courage - all written with a poet's eye. Be sure to join us for what promises to be an inspiring evening, with readings, a Q&A, and a signing.

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