Sunday 27th May 12:00pm til 2:00pm – Benjamin Myers: Under the Rock book signing
Carved from the land above Mytholmroyd in West Yorkshire, Scout Rock is a steep crag overlooking wooded slopes and weed-tangled plateaus. To many it is unremarkable; to others it is a doomed place where 18th-century thieves hid out, where the town tip once sat, and where suicides leapt to their deaths. Its brooding form presided over the early years of Ted Hughes, who called Scout Rock `my spiritual midwife . . . both the curtain and backdrop to existence’.; Into this beautiful, dark and complex landscape steps Benjamin Myers, asking: are unremarkable places made remarkable by the minds that map them? Seeking a new life and finding solace in nature’s power of renewal, Myers excavates stories both human and elemental.
The result is a lyrical and unflinching investigation into nature, literature, history, memory and the meaning of place in modern Britain.; UNDER THE ROCK is about badgers, balsam, history, nettles, mythology, moorlands, mosses, poetry, bats, wild swimming, slugs, recession, floods, logging, peacocks, community, apples, asbestos, quarries, geology, industrial music, owls, stone walls, farming, anxiety, relocation, the North, woodpiles, folklore, landslides, ruins, terriers, woodlands, ravens, dales, valleys, walking, animal skulls, trespassing, crows, factories, maps, rain – lots of rain – and a great big rock.
Tuesday 29th May 7pm – Book Launch: Glow Anthology with Gaia Holmes
We will be welcoming Halifax writing group IGNITING THE SPARK who will be launching their new anthology Glow. Includes reading from the contributors, signingand Satyrefreshments.
This is a FREE Event, all welcome.
Saturday 19th May. Roger McGough: As Far As I Know Tour partnering with The Square Chapel.
Monday 14th May. Jill Liddington: Winning Votes For Women in Halifax and Beyond. Talk, Q&A, book signing.
Wednesday 26th April. Hollie Mcnish Plum Tour partnering with The Square Chapel.
Thursday 19th April. Turn The Page 5. Poetry, spoken word, open mic night.
Wednesday 18th April. Launch of Light After Light by Vicky Gatehouse.
Saturday 14th April. Book signing with Julia Chapman.
Saturday 7th April. Book signing with Mary Jayne Baker.
Thursday 7th December. Book Signing with The Yorkshire Vet.
Saturday 20th January. Stuart Maconie Long Road From Jarrow Tour partnering with The Square Chapel.
Sunday 26th November. George Costigan in conversation with Willy Russell partnering with The Square Chapel.