All of our events will be held upstairs at Wenlock Books and are all free! Customers are welcome to drop in and out of these events during the day, and there is no need to book a place. Drinks and snacks will be provided at these events for free.
9 am - 10 am: Poetry Breakfast with special guest Liz Lefroy
Joined by poet Liz Lefroy we will enjoy coffee and croissants, with shared poetry from our best-loved poets, and lots of good conversation. Friendly and welcoming, this is the best way to start your weekend.
10:30 am - 11:30 am : Gruffalo Storytime for under 5s
Join us as we take a stroll through a deep, dark wood and read the Gruffalo as well as other much loved children’s stories. Tea and coffee for the grown-ups, squash for the children and cake for everyone! Songs, stories and plenty of fun!
12 pm - 1:30 pm : Children's Bookish Arts and Crafts for children of all ages
Led by WBS student Imogen Denholm, there will be feathers and sequins galore! Design your own book covers, decorate a Books Are My Bag canvas bag, create hats and headbands and join in the fun. All equipment, squash and lunchtime snacks will be provided – just bring your imagination!
2 pm - 3:30 pm : Book launch for Cynthia Gamble's new book, 'Wenlock Abbey 1857 - 1919'
To launch this highly acclaimed book, Dr Cynthia Gamble will be appearing in conversation with William Motley (who grew up at Wenlock Abbey). Described as ‘a remarkable slice of English social and cultural history’, this book launch is not to be missed! Drinks and snacks will be provided.
4 pm - 5:30 pm : 'Go Set A Watchman' discussion group
In the style of our much loved Random Reading Groups we will be discussing the long-awaited sequel to To Kill A Mockingbird. All welcome, cake and bubbly included!
Throughout the day, the downstairs of Wenlock Books will be filled with authors, poets and publishers who will be chatting to customers and signing copies of their books. This will be the perfect chance to purchase extra special, signed Christmas presents!
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