The Book Makers Dorothy Koomson

Sara Jafari in conversation with Dorothy Koomson

September 23, 2021

23/09/2021 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Talk + book signing   NOTE: Online bookings are closed for this event; to reserve a space email  [email protected] Sara Jafari, a contributor to Gal Dem’S I WILL NOT BE ERASED and editor of Token Magazine, devoted to the art of underrepresented artists and writers talks about her brilliant new novel THE MISMATCH, with best-selling […]

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Elly Griffiths:THE MIDNIGHT HOUR

September 29, 2021

29/09/2021 – 30/09/2021 @ 11:45 pm – 12:30 am – Event + book signing Elly Griffiths has become one of the nation’s best-loved authors. Her Brighton Mysteries series which starts in the 1950s and is now up to our city’s 1960s, ’recalls the very best of Agatha Christie’, according to The Daily Express. Join us at the midnight hour for this very special event to […]

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Joelle Taylor

Joelle Taylor: C+NTO

October 1, 2021

01/10/2021 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Event + book signing C+nto is award winning poet Joelle Taylor’s fourth collection, named by the Telegraph as one of the best poetry books of 2021. Set in the late 80’s/ early 90’s C+nto tells the story of butch counterculture on the underground lesbian club scene, and the difficult dance between self expression and survival. […]

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Write Yourself to Better Mental Health

October 5, 2021

05/10/2021 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm – The following is a Creative Future workshop/course: Write Yourself to Better Mental Health, led by Dominique De-Light, is a two-hour workshop that provides you creative writing tools to support your mental health. Using your life for inspiration, the writing exercises will hone your creative writing skills and provide you with new insight. This workshop will […]

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Beatrice Hitchman with Craig Jordan-Baker

October 7, 2021

07/10/2021 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm – Event + book signing Join us to celebrate queer author Beatrice Hitchman’s new novel ALL OF YOU EVERY SINGLE ONE, a love story that transports us to the Vienna of Sigmund Freud and Stefan Zweig. Beatrice will be talking to fellow Brighton University academic Craig Jordan-Baker, author of THE NACULLIANS.      Access We intend […]

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Peter James, book signing

October 11, 2021

11/10/2021 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm – One of Britain’s best-loved writers Peter James comes to The Book Makers to show his support for what we’re doing. Join us for this very special book signing event. Access We intend to make our work fully accessible so that everyone can take part. Please let us know if you have any access needs when […]

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Silent Write

October 12, 2021

12/10/2021 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm – Need quiet time to write? Join author William Shaw and others while they write. We will write silently together for an hour and then chat about our projects and what we’ve achieved. Bring whatever you need to write on and whatever refreshments you need. Access We intend to make our work fully accessible so that […]

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Nadine Matheson: Talking Crime

October 14, 2021

14/10/2021 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm – Event + book signing Solicitor turned crime writer Nadine Matheson’s debut THE JIGAW MAN made her one of the break-out hits names of 2021. Born and raised in Deptford to a Grenadian family, Nadine talks to us about her writing journey and about what it takes to make it in the hotly competitive genre of […]

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A writer is sat at a table with their notebook open on a blank page. Their pen is resting above the page, as they just begin to write their next masterpiece!

Write Yourself to Better Mental Health

October 19, 2021

19/10/2021 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm – The following is a Creative Future workshop/course: Write Yourself to Better Mental Health, led by Dominique De-Light, is a two-hour workshop that provides you creative writing tools to support your mental health. Using your life for inspiration, the writing exercises will hone your creative writing skills and provide you with new insight. This workshop will […]

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Aliya Ali-Afzal: Writing and the art of staying positive

October 20, 2021

20/10/2021 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm – Talk + book signing Tackling themes of class, race and social expectation with a wicked wit and warm heart, Aliya Ali-Afzal’s brilliant debut novel WOULD I LIE TO YOU marks the culmination of a long journey for the British-Pakistani novelist. She’ll be talking about how resilience is a crucial part of the writer’s toolkit. Talk […]

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Open writing session

October 27, 2021

27/10/2021 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced writer, these sessions are perfect for anyone who wants to spend an hour getting words onto the page. Workshop facilitator Anna Mills will give some prompts for writers and afterward there will be an opportunity to share work. This is a New Writing South workshop. Access We intend […]

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A writer is sat at a table with their notebook open on a blank page. Their pen is resting above the page, as they just begin to write their next masterpiece!

Write Yourself to Better Mental Health

November 2, 2021

02/11/2021 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm – The following is a Creative Future workshop/course: Write Yourself to Better Mental Health, led by Dominique De-Light, is a two-hour workshop that provides you creative writing tools to support your mental health. Using your life for inspiration, the writing exercises will hone your creative writing skills and provide you with new insight. This workshop will […]

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