Apr
13
Sat
Poetry in the Bookshop @ Walkers Bookshop - Stamford
Apr 13 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Take the weight off your feet during a bustling, busy Saturday and join us in our beautiful bookshop for our monthly poetry event.

Stamford SignSome of Stamford’s finest thespians and poets perform for us on these Saturday mornings and they will even read your requests, so be ready to tell us your favourite poem.

Richard BarterThese are lovely relaxed mornings. You can browse the books, if you are feeling brave, have a go and read a poem yourself or simply sit in the comfy sofas and soak up the atmosphere.

There are no tickets and it’s completely free too, just come along and join in the fun.

May
18
Sat
Poetry in the Bookshop @ Walkers Bookshop - Stamford
May 18 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Take the weight off your feet during a bustling, busy Saturday and join us in our beautiful bookshop for our monthly poetry event.

Stamford SignSome of Stamford’s finest thespians and poets perform for us on these Saturday mornings and they will even read your requests, so be ready to tell us your favourite poem.

Richard BarterThese are lovely relaxed mornings. You can browse the books, if you are feeling brave, have a go and read a poem yourself or simply sit in the comfy sofas and soak up the atmosphere.

There are no tickets and it’s completely free too, just come along and join in the fun.

May
23
Thu
Judith Allnatt- Deepings Literary Festival @ Deepings Library
May 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

We are delighted to be supporting the Deepings Literary Festival; come and find us!

Judith Allnatt is an acclaimed short story writer and novelist. Her novel based on John Clare’s family, The Poet’s Wife, was shortlisted for the East Midlands Book Award. Other works have been shortlisted for the Portico Prize for Literature, featured as a Radio 5 Live Book of the Month, selected for the Commonwealth Short Story Awards, and broadcast on Radio 4. Her third novel, The Moon Field, described by The Times as ‘deeply moving’, is set in the First World War and was featured on the BBC News Channel’s ‘Meet the Author’. Judith’s latest novel, The Silk Factory, is an eerie story of love and memory drawing on both the Luddite weavers’ rebellions in the nineteenth century and a modern day haunting.

Judith lectures widely on Creative Writing and is a Royal Literary Fund Fellow. She lives with her family in Northamptonshire and is working on her fifth novel.

Cathy Bramley- Deepings Literary Festival @ Driftwood Bistro
May 23 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

We are delighted to be supporting the Deepings Literary Festival. Do come and find us at the absolutely fantastic events.

Cathy Bramley is the Sunday Times top ten best-selling author of ten romantic comedies including The Lemon Tree Cafe, Hetty’s Farmhouse Bakery and A Match Made in Devon.  She lives in a Nottinghamshire Village with her family and a dog. Cathy turned to writing after spending eighteen years running her own marketing agency. She has been always an avid reader, never without a book on the go and now thinks she may have found her dream job!

Included in the price at the Driftwood Bistro are canapes and a glass of prosecco… even more reason to go!

Guinevere Glasfurd Brown- Deepings Literary Festival @ Deepings Library
May 23 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

We are really excited about this year’s Deepings Literary Festival; enjoy some fantastic events and don’t forget to come and find us!

Guinevere Glasfurd’s first novel, The Words In My Hand, was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and the Authors’ Club best First Novel Award and longlisted for Le Prix du Roman FNAC. Her work has been supported with awards from from Arts Council England, the British Council and the Society of Authors. She is a MacDowell Colony Fellow and spent six weeks in New Hampshire in 2017/18 working on her second novel. Guin has an interest in the arts and works collaboratively with artists and fine art photographers in the UK and South Africa. Originally from the north of England, she lives on the edge of the Fens with her husband and daughter.

Cathy Bramley- Deepings Literary Festival @ Lilli's Tearoom
May 23 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Walker’s Bookshops is delighted to be supporting the Deepings Literary Festival. Be sure to come along for some fantastic events and come and call by our stands.

Cathy Bramley is the Sunday Times top ten best-selling author of ten romantic comedies including The Lemon Tree Cafe, Hetty’s Farmhouse Bakery and A Match Made in Devon.  She lives in a Nottinghamshire Village with her family and a dog. Cathy turned to writing after spending eighteen years running her own marketing agency. She has been always an avid reader, never without a book on the go and now thinks she may have found her dream job!

Included in the price at Lilli’s Tearoom is afternoon tea… lovely!

Mimi Anderson- Deepings Literary Festival @ Spinroom Studio
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Here at Walkers Bookshops we are thrilled to be supporting the Deepings Literary Festival. Do not miss some fantastic events, and be sure to come and find us!

Mimi Anderson is an endurance athlete and one of the world’s most inspirational distance runners. As a child Mimi was looked after by an abusive nanny which in later life lead to her suffering for 15 years with the eating disorder Anorexia.  She found her love of running at the age of 36 very quickly discovering her ability to run silly distances by taking the Marathon des Sables in 2001 a race billed as “the toughest footrace on earth” with just over a year’s running under her belt.

Mimi has taken part in extreme races around the world running across deserts, mountains, enduring the freezing temperatures of the Arctic, the heat and humidity of the Peruvian jungle and the extreme heat of Death Valley in America setting course records, World Records – and on occasions beating the men!

Beyond Impossible shows what is possible with drive and determination to succeed.

Dr Patricia Fara- Deepings Literary Festival @ The Deepings School (Science Lab)
May 23 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

We are really lucky to have such a fantastic event on our doorsteps, and here at Walkers we are really excited to be helping to support the Deepings Literary Festival. Be sure to come by, enjoy a fantastic evening and come and say hello to us.

Patricia Fara has a degree in physics from Oxford University and a PhD in History of Science from London University (1992). A Fellow of Clare College, she lectures in the History and Philosophy of Science department at Cambridge University, and from 2016-18 was President of the British Society for the History of Science. Her major research specialities are science in Enlightenment Britain, scientific imagery, and topics related to women in science now and in the past. A regular contributor to popular journals as well as In our Timeand other radio/TV programmes, she has published a range of academic and popular books on the history of science. Her Science: A Four Thousand Year History (2009) is translated into nine languages and was awarded the Dingle Prize by the British Society for the History of Science. Her most recent book is A Lab of One’s Own: Science and Suffrage in the First World War (2018); others include Newton: The Making of Genius (2002), An Entertainment for Angels: Electricity in the Enlightenment (2002), Sex, Botany and Empire(2003) and Pandora’s Breeches: Women, Science and Power in the Enlightenment (2004).

May
24
Fri
Louise Jensen in Conversation with Darren O’Sullivan- Deepings Literary Festival @ The Stage
May 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Here at Walkers we are delighted to be able to support the Deepings Literary Festival. There are so many events that you simply do not want to miss! Make sure that you come and say hello to us when you see us out and about at events.

 

 

Louise Jensen 

Louise Jensen is a million copy author of Global No. 1 psychological thrillers The Sister, The Gift, The Surrogate and The Date. Her novels have also been sold for translation to twenty-two territories, as well as being featured on the USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestseller’s List. The Gift has been optioned for a TV film.

Louise was nominated for the Goodreads Debut Author of 2016 Award and The Guardian’s ‘Not The Booker’ Prize 2018. Her fifth thriller, The Family will be published in 2019.

 

Darren O’Sullivan 

Darren O’Sullivan is the author of #1 bestsellers, Our Little Secret and Close Your Eyes. He has had his books translated for the Polish Market and has enjoyed bestseller status in America, Canada and Australia with both titles. His third psychological thriller, Closer Than You Think, is scheduled for publication in March 2019. Recently, Darren has signed a new three book deal with HarperCollins imprint, HQ Stories and is currently working on his fourth novel, The Village.

When Darren isn’t writing, he is doing one of two things. He is either in a theatre, where he directs and produces small scale theatre tours for young performers to hone their craft. Or he is rolling around on the floor, pretending to be a dinosaur with his 3 year old.

You can follow him on Twitter/instagram @Darrensully or on Facebook via his author page – Darren O’Sullivan-author

Susie Boyt- Deepings Literary Festival @ The Granary
May 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Here at Walkers we love a good event, and this year the Deepings Literary Festival definitely does not disappoint! Listen to some fantastic authors and be sure to come and find us at our stands around the festival.

Susie Boyt is the author of Love & Fame, together with five other acclaimed novels and the much-loved memoir My Judy Garland Life which was shortlisted for the PEN Ackerley Prize, staged at the Nottingham Playhouse and serialised on BBC Radio 4. She has written about art, life and fashion for the Financial Times for the past fourteen years and has recently edited The Turn of the Screw and Other Ghost Stories by Henry James. She is also a director at the Hampstead Theatre. Boyt is the daughter of Lucian Freud and the great granddaughter of Sigmund Freud.

Milly Johnson- Deepings Literary Festival @ The Boundary's River Restaurant
May 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

There are two things that we enjoy most here at Walkers; listening to fantastic authors and fish and chips… in this event you can experience both! So come along for some fantastic books, some brilliant food and be sure to come and find us at our little stand.

Milly Johnson is a born and bred Barnsley author of commercial fiction with fifteen best sellers to her name. She is also a professional joke-writer, copywriter, after dinner speaker, newspaper columnist and cruise correspondent.  She is very short.

Her books are set mainly in modern day Yorkshire and feature the strength, wit and wisdom of the people. She lives in Barnsley with her partner, teenage sons and a menagerie of animals.

Milly is a Sunday Times Best Selling author.

Lucien Young- Deepings Literary Festival @ Godsey Lane Coffee
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

They say that you shouldn’t mention politics and current affairs over dinner; but over coffee and cake at Godsey Lane Coffee, you will definitely be alright! This promises to be a really fun event and definitely one to put in the diary; so come by, relax, enjoy and be sure to come and say hello to us at our little stand.

Lucien Young is the author of Alice in BrexitlandTrump’s Christmas Carol and The Secret Diary of Jeremy Corbyn, all with Ebury Press, and has written for TV programmes such as BBC Three’s Siblings and Murder in Successville. His upcoming book, #Sonnets, is a collection of Shakespearean verse on subjects like Kim Kardashian, Tinder and Pikachu. Lucien was born in Newcastle in 1988 and read English at the University of Cambridge, where he was a member of Footlights.

Greg Morse- Deepings Literary Festival @ Open Door Church
May 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

There is something for everyone at the Deepings Literary Festival and Dr Greg Morse is bound to be fascinating. Definitely one to add to the diary and be sure to come and find our little stand.

Dr Greg Morse is the author of John Betjeman: Reading the Victorians, a fairly lengthy thing that led to something much shorter and more interesting for Shire. It was here that he first explored the poet’s love of railways, indulging his own love too, as a copper-capped Swindon boy born and bred. Greg works for the railway industry as a safety officer and has written numerous books and articles on rail history and rail safety development.

May
25
Sat
Milly Johnson- Deepings Literary Festival @ Coronation Hall
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Here at Walkers we are delighted to be supporting the Deepings Literary Festival. There are some absolutely fantastic events coming up, make sure you don’t miss out! We look forward to seeing you at the Coronation Hall for the second of Milly Johnson’s events.

Milly Johnson is a born and bred Barnsley author of commercial fiction with fifteen best sellers to her name. She is also a professional joke-writer, copywriter, after dinner speaker, newspaper columnist and cruise correspondent.  She is very short.

Her books are set mainly in modern day Yorkshire and feature the strength, wit and wisdom of the people. She lives in Barnsley with her partner, teenage sons and a menagerie of animals.

Milly is a Sunday Times Best Selling author.

Barbara Copperthwaite- Deepings Literary Festival @ Coronation Hall
May 25 @ 11:45 am – 1:30 pm

The organisers at the Deepings Literary Festival have excelled themselves, arranging some absolutely fantastic authors to come and talk. We are really looking forward to Barabara Copperthwaite’s talk, so be sure to come along, enjoy and come and find our little stand!

Barbara is an Amazon, Kobo, and USA Today best-selling author of psychological crime thrillers, including Flowers for the Dead, The Perfect Friend and The Darkest Lies.

She was raised in Lincolnshire, and the haunting atmosphere of the fens filters into much of her writing.

Having spent over twenty years as a national newspaper and magazine journalist, she’s interviewed the real victims of crime – and also those who have carried those crimes out. She’s fascinated by creating realistic, complex characters, and taking them apart before the readers’ eyes in order to discover just how much it takes to push a person over a line.