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Date/Time Event
Tuesday, 1st December
7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Five Leaves Author Interviews - Paula Rawsthorne (online)

POSTPONED TILL THE NEW YEAR (sorry – blame Paula’s internet provider for dodgy service)

Paula Rawsthorne is a multi-award-winning author of young adult fiction. She has published four books: The Truth About Celia Frost (2011), Blood Tracks (2013), Shell (2018) and The New Boy (2019). She loves writing twisting, gripping, thought-provoking thrillers which, she hopes, get people reading and talking.

She is proud to be a writer in residence in a secondary school for the national literacy charity First Story, and she is also regularly invited into secondary schools around the UK to do author talks and workshops.  A big fan of school librarians and the great work they do to get students reading, she is patron of the East Midlands School Library Association.

Paula was born and brought up in Liverpool and now lives in Nottingham  with her husband and three children, who are all taller than her.

To find out more about Paula, visit her website.

This interview is pre-recorded and will be released on our YouTube channel at 7pm on December 1st. Tune in then and join in the live chat, or watch any time afterwards at your leisure.

Saturday, 5th December
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Poets of Christmas Past, with Candlestick Press (online)

Join us for a festive poem-a-thon with readings by over 35 leading contemporary poets who have contributed a new poem to a Candlestick Christmas title in recent years.

An enticing smorgasbord of poetry offering comfort and joy… and the occasional surprise!

Featuring: Alison Brackenbury, Carole Bromley, Fleur Adcock, George Szirtes, Gregory Woods, Helen Mort, Ian Duhig, Jacob Polley, James Nash, Jo Brandon, John Freeman, John Glenday, John Mole, Joolz Denby, Katherine Gallagher, Katrina Porteous, Kerry Darbishire, Kevin Holloway, Kim Moore, L. Kiew, Lorraine Mariner, Lucy Jeynes, Martin Figura, Meda AA Stamper, Moniza Alvi, Nancy Campbell, Panya Banjoko, Paula Meehan, Phil Houghton, Rob Miles, Rosie Jackson, Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch, Stephen Keeler, Tony Curtis, and WN Herbert.

Free to attend. Register for the event via EventBrite by clicking here. The link to the online event will be sent to you automatically.

Thursday, 10th December
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
David Morley poetry reading (online)


David Morley was trained as an ecologist. He won the Ted Hughes Award for The Invisible Gift: Selected Poems. His books from Carcanet include The Magic of What’s There, The Gypsy and the Poet, Enchantment and The Invisible Kings. His latest book, FURY, was a Poetry Book Society Choice and shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Collection. David is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Literature.

She sings light, he sings lightly, from the pine-needled nestcup.
He shifts lightly; she shifts light, among the burrs in the nestcup.
How slightly, how very slight, the sky shrinks to their egg shell hue.

This event is free. It will be live online and will subsequently be made available on the Five Leaves Bookshop YouTube channel. To register and receive a link to access the event, please visit the EventBrite event page.