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February 2020

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

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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September 2021

Extraction to Extinction by David Howe – LAUNCH

September 16 - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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Everything we use started life in the earth, as a rock or a mineral vein, a layer of an ancient seabed, or the remains of a long-extinct volcano... The Book Hive are delighted to be hosting the launch of David's fascinating new book, Extraction to Extinction: Rethinking our relationship with Earth's natural resources. David is a retired academic who has studied both Earth and social sciences. He's written books on psychology, relationships and social work - you may well have…

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Nicholas Crane at Aylsham Town Hall – 25th September

September 25 - 7:00 pm
Aylsham Town Hall, Town Hall, Market Place, Aylsham
Norwich, NR11 6EL United Kingdom
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£12.00

Join writer and broadcaster Nicholas Crane as he gives an illustrated talk on his new book, Latitude. Refreshments will be available. 7.00pm doors for a 7.30pm start. PLEASE NOTE: There are no physical tickets / you DO NOT need to print out your tickets – your name will simply be added to a list on the door. Each ticket gives £5 off book purchases on the night (£5 per ticket - not combinable).

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October 2021

Richard Balls in conversation – A Furious Devotion: The authorised biography of Shane MacGowan

October 7 - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Louis Marchesi, 17 St. George Tombland
Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom
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Join us for a launch event upstairs at The Louis Marchesi! Richard, a Norwich born-and-bred journalist - whose previous (brilliant) books include the story of Stiff records and the definitive biography of Ian Dury - will be in conversation, on publication day, of his new book A Furious Devotion. Here's a quick blurb... Punk protagonist, legendary drinker, Irish musical icon. The complete and extraordinary journey of the Pogues’ notorious frontman from outcast to national treasure has never been told –…

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Lights, Planets, People! by Molly Naylor & Lizzy Stewart – LAUNCH

October 8 - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Book Hive, 53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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Wahey! Friend of the shop Molly naylor has an amazing new graphic novel coming out - it's based on her award-winning play (did you see it?) and illustrated by the incredibly talented Lizzy Stewart. Join us at The Book Hive for a suitably lively launch party! And just in case you need some convincing, here's the blurb... Renowned astronomer, Maggie Hill, is due to deliver a lecture about her astonishing career to a group of science students. She’s also attending…

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