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February 2020

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

February 20, 2020 - 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, 2020 - 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, 2020 - 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, 2020 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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“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, 2020 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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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, 2020 - 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, 2020 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 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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November 2020

Launch: The Pear Field

November 4, 2020 - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

In partnership with our friends, the mighty Peirene Press, we're holding a virtual book launch for The Pear Field! Writer Nana Ekvtimishvili will be joined by renowned cultural journalist and critic Maya Jaggi - who has written extensively about Georgian literature and film for publications such as the Guardian and the Financial Times, and in April 2016 was Artistic Director ‘Where Europe Meets Asia: Georgia 25’, a cultural week marking the 25 years since Georgia gained independence from the Soviet…

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July 2021

Virtual Page Against The Machine

July 7 - 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom

We know that a lot of people would love to read more to relax (especially during these strange lockdown times). But it can be a struggle to find the time or space to do so. The demands and distractions of daily life can get in the way. Or we can't muster the energy just to... start.

So: we're hopping on Zoom for an hour after we close the shop every Wednesday. The idea is for you to join us for some quiet reading after work.

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Playtime’s Over by James Kinsley – LAUNCH

July 21 - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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Please join us as we host our first in store event since the week before the first lockdown last year! We are using this auspicious occasion to mark the publication of a new book by Norwich based writer James Kinsley and published by our own imprint Propolis.   In the seconds before death, Will finds himself transported from the depths of the North Sea to the end of a deserted pier. Deserted, until Viktor appears... Together they journey across time…

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