Thursday 27th September – 7.00pm-8.00pm – S.R. Whitehead

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Local author S.R. Whitehead is joining us to launch his new book  Of Love & Duty : Nelson, the Hamiltons, the Prince & Miss Knight. ‘He disobeys orders and sanctions cruelty while committing the most famous adultery in England’s history. Naples 1798-9 is Nelson’s darkest hour and it has an intimate witness. Cornelia Knight is an English ex-patriot in love with Nelson’s Neapolitan rival. When war looms she must choose: love or duty.’

There will be a reading, followed by a Q&A and a book signing.

Tickets are free and include a complimentary glass of wine. Please reserve your place by clicking here.


Saturday 29th September  – 2.00pm-3.00pm – Book Signing with Mary Jayne Baker

Image for The Perfect Fit : 2Mary Jayne Baker will be signing copies of her new book The Perfect Fit.

After years living in London, costume shop owner Becky Finn is trying to build a new life for herself and fiance Cole in her old home of Egglethwaite, a sleepy village in the Yorkshire Dales. Keen to raise funds for the struggling village hall she loved as a child, Becky soon finds herself at the head of a colourful group intent on resurrecting Egglethwaite’s Christmas pantomime. But, as she quickly discovers, there’s more to panto than innuendo and slapped thighs. As opening night grows closer, Becky starts to wonder if her embattled panto will ever make it to the stage – and, with handsome co-star Marcus on the scene, if she’s picked the right man for her after all.

No need to book, just turn up!

Saturday 6th October –  12.45-2.30pm – Cream tea with Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall SmithJoin Alexander McCall Smith for an afternoon of tea and a cream scone as he celebrates 20 years of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency with Michelle Hodgson, Director of Huddersfield Literature Festival. Together they will discuss some of Alexander’s new books including the stand alone novel The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse, his poetry anthology, A Gathering, and the latest in the No. 1 Ladies’ and Isabel Dalhousie series. They’ll also look back at how the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series grew from an initial print run of 1,000 copies to selling over 20 million copies worldwide.

This will be followed by a book signing.

Tickets are £16 and are available here.

Photo by Alex Hewitt.

Halifax Festival of Words – 12th-14th October

image1 (1)The Book Corner and The Grayston Unity have joined together to organise & curate the first ever Halifax Festival of Words. It will take place in the town between the 11th & 14th October.

For all Halifax Festival of Words listings, please click here 

Previous Events

Wednesday 12th September. Gaia Holmes Where The Road Runs Out launch.

Monday 28th August. Poet’s Corner with Keith Hutson and Mark Pajak.

Thursday 23rd August.Turn The Page 7 . Poetry, spoken word, open mic night.

Monday 30th July. WordPlay Summer Special Ft. Andrew McMillan, Professor Michael Symmons Roberts & Mark Pajak partnering with WordPlay and The Square Chapel.

Thursday 5th July. Four Poets and Environmental Thinking poetry evening.

Saturday 30th June. The Tiger Who Came to Tea Party

Thursday 21 June. Turn The Page 6Poetry, spoken word, open mic night.

Tuesday 29th May. Glow Anthology book launch with Gaia Holmes.

Sunday 27th May. Benjamin Myers: Under The Rock book signing.

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.