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Writers back campaign to celebrate high street book shops
1:19pm Tuesday 15th October 2013 in News
AVID readers are being urged join North Yorkshire authors and poets in backing a campaign to celebrate high street book shops.
Best-selling novelist Mike Pannett and poet John Hegley have helped launch the drive, which aims to emphasise the benefits of being able to browse books, at White Rose Books, in Market Place, Thirsk.
A spokesman for the campaign, which will run until Christmas, said: “We urge you to show your love for books by visiting your local book shop, which is the best place to connect with books.”
The award-winning shop in Thirsk has announced a programme of events to run alongside the drive, starting a visit from poet Ian Macmillan and cartoonist Tony Husband, on Tuesday November 5, 10.30am to 12.15pm.
The pair have published two new books, 101 Uses for a Flat Cap, in which the headgear of Yorkshire is redefined in terms of cultural, social and political strategies, and The Tale of Walter the Pencil Man, the story of a young lad from a Yorkshire pit village during First World War.
Tickets, costing £10, are now available for the Bloomin’ Words Christmas Cabaret, on Thursday, November 28, from 7.30pm to 10pm, at The Golden Fleece Hotel, Thirsk.
Performers will include comic poet Scott Tyrrell, comedian Kate Fox, traditional tunes by novelist Jonathan Tulloch, and the Grandfather of the North East’s spoken word scene Jeff Price.
Best-selling author Gervase Phinn will sign copies of his latest book, Mangled English, on Saturday, December 14, from 11am.
For details, visit whiterosebooks.com or call 01845-524353.
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