Special events

Something a bit different!

Something for everyone

Books are my passion, sharing them with people even more so!

So I’m always on the look out for innovative and unusual ways to make books special for you, too.  Whether it’s a Random Reading Group session because I just read a book that I simply had to talk about, or a trip to Venice so we can follow in the footsteps of famous authors, or a Readers’ Retreat or whatever it might be … these are events that come up every now and again and are open to everyone. 

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Book Launch:

The Adventures of Maud West, Lady Detective
with author, Susannah Stapleton

11.00am to 4.00pm

Author Susannah Stapleton is well-known to many of our customers at Wenlock Books as she worked here for several years before leaving to focus on her writing. Susie will be in the bookshop all day to sign books and talk to customers, friends and fans! Do come along, we’d love to see you.

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Poetry in the Barn – a summer celebration

SUNDAY 5th JULY 2020
10.30am to 5.00pm (doors open at 10.00am)
Tickets: £30.00

Welcome to our second ‘festival in a day’ at the wonderful Aardvark Books.  Curated by Anna Dreda, founder and artistic director of the Wenlock Poetry Festival, our line up is headlined by Owen Sheers, with Jonathan Edwards, Pauline Prior Pitt and Char March.

Our Shropshire poets are special guest Liz Lefroy, with Ted Eames and Carol Caffrey. Deb Alma, aka the Emergency Poet, will once again have her poetry ambulance on site in case poetic therapy is needed!

Poetry publishers, Lautus Press, will share some of their favourite poems from their excellent anthologies: String of Pearls; Washing Lines; Shorelines and Treelines and they’ll tell us what it’s like to be publishing poetry in the 21st century.

So – there will be lots of poetry and lots of fun as we all enjoy our day together in the lovely informality of Aardvark Books on the south Shropshire/north Herefordshire borders.

Email Anna on info@wenlockbooks.co.uk if you’d like to know more, or (even better) sign up to our newsletter at the bottom of the page for the very latest news.


Readers’ Retreat

15th-21st NOVEMBER 2020
Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre, Criccieth

Email me if you’d like to know more!

Our popular Readers’ Retreat will again be held at the National Centre for Creative Writing in Wales at Tŷ Newydd.

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