A couple of local poetry events and a spooky pre-Christmas evening of ghost stories at Hebden Bridge Library to tempt you out into the cold!
Tuesday 19th November- 8.30pm
Poetry Shindig #3
Nelson’s Wine Bar, Crown Street, Hebden Bridge HX7 8EH
Free with a collection for guest readers.
Monthly spoken word open mic night with guests Henrietta Bond and Graham Alexander. Bring along your 4 minutes of words to share with a receptive audience. Please arrive in time for prompt start at 8.30pm. This is a monthly event on the third Tuesday of every month. To book a 4 minute open mic slot, sign up on the night between 8pm and 8.30pm. 15 slots available. Entry is free but a collection is made for the guests.
Thursday 21 November - 7pm
Poetry Nites @ The Book Case Presents: The Chumlies, Peter Riley and Michael Haslam
The Book Case, 29 Market Street, Hebden Bridge HX7 6EU
Recipients of the Cholmondeley Award for achievement and distinction in poetry
This month’s poets both live in Hebden Bridge, and are close contemporaries, associated with the innovative Cambridge School of poetry and the poet J.H Prynne
Peter Riley - His poetry is urgently challenging and immensely valuable -David Kennedy PN Review
Michael Haslam - compelling, densely musical work emerges from a joyous cauldron of babble, the place where folksong comes from. -Paul Batchelor The Guardian
Tickets £5 -Free glass of wine and cake kindly provided by our wonderful host for the night Sarah Corbett.
Saturday 7th December-6.30pm
Ghost Stories- The Longest Night- Five Curious Tales
Hebden Bridge Library, Cheetham Street, Hebden Bridge HX7 8EP (01422) 288040
FREE- please book your place at the Library. This event is not suitable for people under thirteen years old.
Dark and curious tales by five contemporary authors, four of whom can definitely be with us at Hebden Bridge Library. We will be hearing readings from Alison Moore, whose novel 'The Lighthouse' was shortlisted for the Man Booker last year, Jenn Ashworth, who was picked as one of the Culture Show's best new novelists in 2011, Emma Jane Unsworth, who writes a regular column for The Big Issue and Richard Hirst, who won the Manchester Fiction Prize in 2011. The authors have produced a limited edition chapbook of contemporary ghost stories called 'The Longest Night', illustrated by Beth Ward- it looks beautiful and won't be available in shops or on Amazon. Please join us for this spooky reading, refreshments provided.