Regular opening hours:
Monday: 10.00am - 6.00pm
Tuesday: 10.00am - 6.00pm
Wednesday: 10.00am - 6.00pm
Thursday: 10.00am - 6.00pm
Friday: 10.00am - 6.00pm
Saturday: 11.00am - 4.00pm
Sunday: 11.00am - 4.00pm
Tuesday 24th May, 7pm - Arachne Press Showcase
Local authors, short fiction writer Lily Peters and poet Rob Walton read from their recent Arachne Press Publications, Accidental Flowers and This Poem Here. They will talk about how their very different writing (Science Fiction and poetry) connect in their themes of navigating the personal and political through an imagined, but horribly likely, ecological disaster and an all too real pandemic, to make room for optimism for the future, and an accidental connection through allotments.
Join in with Q&A and an opportunity to write your own 100 word story including at least one of the words Survival, Renewal & Optimism – or a variant of them.
Thursday 26th May, 7pm - Jane Burn & Jake Morris Campbell
Poets Jane Burn (Be Feared, Nine Arches Press) and Jake Morris Campbell reading a selection of their work.
Jake Morris-Campbell is from South Shields. Corrigenda for Costafine Town is his first collection of poetry. Selected by the BBC as a New Generation Thinker, he regularly appears on Radio 3 programmes. He is an Assistant Lecturer in Creative Writing at Newcastle University and a freelance writer, critic and tutor.
Jane Burn is a poet and illustrator based in the North East of England. She has won many awards, including first places in the Wirral, PENfro and Wolverhampton Literary Festival Poetry Competitions. She is a working-class bisexual with a late diagnosis of Autism. Her poems have been published in many magazines and appeared in anthologies, including Writing Motherhood (Seren, 2017), #MeToo (Fairacre Press, 2018), The Valley Press Anthology of Prose Poetry (2019), and The Anthology of Illness (The Emma Press, 2020). Her work has been nominated for the Forward and Pushcart Prizes. In 2019, she co-edited Witches, Warriors, Workers, a volume of contemporary women’s poetry and essays with Fran Lock for Culture Matters Press. Her illustrations have also been used as covers for many books. She lives with her family for eight months of the year in an off-grid wooden cottage as she cares deeply for nature and the environment.