Sunday November 17, 4pm, Woodstock Methodist Church, £5.
David Morley is Professor of Writing and Director of the Warwick Writing Programme at the University of Warwick. His most recent poetry collection is The Gipsy and the Poet, a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, published by Carcanet in August and inspired by a real-life encounter between the poet John Clare and a gipsy called Wisdom Smith. David was one of the judges of the 2012 TS Eliot Prize and is judging the 2013 Foyle Young Poets of the Year. He has read before in Woodstock, at The Woodstock Arms, and we are delighted to welcome him back.
Liz Berry was born in the Black Country. She received an Eric Gregory Award in 2009 and won the 2012 Poetry London competition. She is assistant poetry editor for Ambit magazine and tell-lighthouse published her pamphlet The Patron Saint of Schoolgirls in 2010. Her debut collection is being published by Chatto & Windus next year: '...a compelling new voice - one that will continue to grow in range and authority' - Andrew Motion.
Welcome to The Woodstock Bookshop
The shop opened in May 2008 and is on the main road in Woodstock, just next to the bus stop. We can supply most books to order by the next day and have several thousand books in stock: to order books ring or email the shop. We have a large selection of children's books and are happy to advise and recommend. We can also supply second-hand and out-of-print titles. We offer discounts for school orders and for book clubs and have a free local delivery service.
We were on the regional shortlist for Independent Bookshop of the Year in 2009, 2013 and 2017, and listed in the Independent's Top 50 UK Bookshops.
Two monthly book groups take place at the bookshop - a poetry group, initially formed to read collections submitted for the annual T S Eliot Prize and now following a slightly wider brief; and a book group focusing more on fiction. Both are open to everyone but occasionally space is limited - please contact us for details.
We hold a series of informal talks and readings throughout the year. If you buy any book at the talk the cost of the ticket will be deducted. Please ring or email to book a place - early booking advisable.
WOODSTOCK POETRY FESTIVAL
This year (November 9-11) is the 7th Woodstock Poetry Festival - organised entirely by the bookshop. Full details soon.
The Woodstock Literature Society also holds an excellent series of monthly talks - do visit their website for further details.