Monday, 8 February 2010

Events at The Gutter Bookshop

I haven't been in the new Gutter bookshop yet in Temple Bar but I will. It's certainly being proactive with events. Here's February. Well worth a look. I may check out the Poetry open-mic...

The Classics Reading Group
Date: Thursday 11th Feb – 6pm until 7.15pm
For all those people who want to read The Classics but need a bit of a nudge! The Dubliners by James Joyce is our choice for February. This Reading Group is currently full but if you’re interested in attending please drop us a line and we’ll check numbers.

Saving Darfur by Rob Crilly
Date: Wednesday 17th Feb – 6pm until 7.30pm
Join us in-store to hear Rob Crilly talk about and read from his new book, ‘Saving Darfur’. Rob Crilly has lived and worked in East Africa since 2004, writing as a foreign correspondent for The Times and The Irish Times amongst others. This book is an eyewitness account of a conflict that differs greatly to the one that is commonly conceived.  This event is free and open to all.

Poetry Night
Date: Thursday 18th Feb - 6pm until 7.15pm                                                                                                      
If you enjoy reading, listening to, or writing your own poetry come along to our second Poetry Night! We’ll be asking for volunteers to read some poetry (either their own or by their favourite poet) but if you just want to listen that’s fine too! We’re also hoping that some published poets will join us to discuss their craft.  This event is free and open to all.

The Badness of Ballydog by Garrett Carr
Date: Thursday 25th Feb – 10.30am until 11.30am
”Something is coming …something big. May knows it, but no one will listen to her. She is an outcast due to her odd ways and freakish ability with animals. Andrew knows it, but he has his position as gang leader to maintain. Ewan knows it, but what can he do? The sea creature is the biggest living thing on the face of the earth. And it won’t stop until it has destroyed Ballydog.”  This is the first book of a trilogy from an exciting new Irish children’s writer.  ”This is a School Event and not open to the Public”’, however if you would like a signed copy of the book please let us know and we will arrange it.

The Gutter Bookshop Book Club
Date: Thursday 25th Feb – 6pm until 7.15pm
This is a general book club that meets monthly to discuss a book selected by its members. The Help by Kathryn Stockett is our February title.  This Reading Group is currently full but if you’re interested in attending please drop us a line and we’ll check numbers.

1 comment:

Susan said...

I was looking them up when searching for a venue for my next workshop. They didn't suit my particular needs unfortunately but look like a great establishment and I will certainly keep them in mind for other events.