Poetry in Herons – Martyn Crucefix

Heron Books Unit 5, The Clifton Arcade, Bristol, United Kingdom

Join us in the Arcade after hours for our monthly poetry series. 6pm, Saturday 17th August.
We will be celebrating the publication of Martyn Crucefix's translation of Rainer Maria Rilke's poetry, Change Your Life. 
Tickets are £4 or free with the purchase of Change Your Life. All tickets include a glass of something sparkling on arrival.

Get Tickets £4.00 – £12.99

Poetry in Herons – Elizabeth Parker

Heron Books Unit 5, The Clifton Arcade, Bristol, United Kingdom

Join us in the Arcade after hours for our monthly poetry reading. 6pm, Saturday 14th September.
In September we are celebrating the publication of Cormorant, the second collection from Elizabeth Parker. 
Tickets are £4 or free with the purchase of Cormorant. All tickets include a glass of something sparkling on arrival.
The evening will begin with a reading from Julie-Ann Rowell, followed by Elizabeth's reading.

Get Tickets £4.00 – £9.99

Orla Owen: Christ on a Bike

Heron Books Unit 5, The Clifton Arcade, Bristol, United Kingdom

Join us to celebrate Christ On A Bike by Orla Owen

Orla Owen was born in Belfast, and raised in Ireland and the UK. Christ On A Bike, published by the award winning Bluemoose Books, has been described as ‘strikingly original and utterly brilliant’. It was picked as a recommended read by Nina Pottell from Prima Magazine, who reviewed it as ‘Black Mirror meets Tales of The Unexpected with shades of Shirley Jackson’ and was recommended as a read for January by Martin Chilton, The Independent’s Chief Book Critic.

Tickets include a glass of wine on arrival. Tickets are £5 or free with the purchase of Christ On A Bike.
Tickets are fully redeemable against buying the books on the night.
Book orders will be available to collect and get signed at the event.

Get Tickets £5.00 – £9.99

Poetry in Herons – Glyn Maxwell

Heron Books Unit 5, The Clifton Arcade, Bristol, United Kingdom

Join us for Poetry In Herons with Glyn Maxwell

6pm, Saturday 12th October.
Glyn Maxwell’s most recent poetry books are The Big Calls, a broadside against recent UK government, and How The Hell Are You, shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize in 2020. Seven of his poetry collections have been shortlisted for the T S Eliot, Forward or Costa Prizes, and The Nerve won the Geoffrey Faber Prize.

You can buy tickets in advance online or in the shop.
Tickets are £4 or free with the purchase of either The Big Calls or How the Hell Are You. All tickets include a glass of something sparkling on arrival.

The evening will begin with a reading from Kaycee Hill, followed by Glyn's reading.

Kaycee is a working-class, mixed-heritage poet studying for an MA in Creative Writing at the University of Bristol. She won the inaugural James Berry Poetry Prize and received mentorship from Malika Booker. Bloodaxe recently published her debut collection, Hot Sauce.

Get Tickets £4.00 – £12.00

Brad Evans

Clifton Library 13 Princess Victoria St, Bristol, United Kingdom

How Black Was My Valley: Poverty and Abandonment in a Post-Industrial Heartland

Heron Books is delighted to support this event with author Brad Evans hosted by the Friends of Clifton Centre and Library 

How Black Was My Valley is a people's history of the former mining communities of South Wales. Weaving together the personal with the political, it offers a damning depiction of the hardship and suffering, the tragedy and pain, as a politically abandoned people went from powering the British Empire and the Great Wars, to a broken post-industrial community, lost in time. It travels with devastating and yet humane insight across the dark shadows of the valley’s history.

Poetry in Herons Party with Carrie Etter

The Lansdown 8 Clifton Road, Bristol, United Kingdom

Our monthly poetry event combines with a festive party hosted by The Lansdown on Thursday 21st November.
We are delighted to welcome back Carrie Etter. 
Arrive from 18.30. Poetry will commence shortly after. Partying will continue until late. 

Carrie Etter has published five collections of poetry. She lectures in Creative Writing at the University of Bristol.

You can buy tickets in advance online or in the shop.
Tickets only are £4 or £10.99 with the purchase of Carrie's books. We will provide a glass of something sparkling on arrival. The bar downstairs will be open throughout the night. 

Get Tickets £4.00 – £10.99