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Afternoon Tea with Stephanie Butland and Mari Hannah

Independent Bookshop Week meets Feminist Book Fortnight!

As part of our Space on the Shelf celebration of women in print we are very excited to welcome two fantastic North East Writers are joining us for afternoon tea on Saturday 23rd June to chat about all things books and writing.

Join us from 4.00pm in the shop and enjoy some light hearted chat along with some tea and scones.

Tickets - £10.00 - includes one signed copy and a cream tea

Spaces are limited so please book your place in advance by contacting the shop.

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Feminist Book Fortnight - Tees Women Poets

16th June - 30th June 2018
 Wednesday 27th June - 7.00pm - 9.00pm
As  part of feminist book fortnight, 16th-30th June, we are hosting an evening of interesting talk and wise words with the Tees Women Poets as they discuss the feminist writers who have inspired them..
Join the poets of Teesside's all-woman spoken word collective, The TWP, as they share extracts from their favourite feminist writers and reply with their own poems
Poets will include:
Natalie Scott
Gail Henderson
Kym Deyn
Lisette Auton
Sarah Crutwell
Julie Easley
Ann Cuthbert
Kirsten Luckins

This event is free, but please book a place. Refreshments will be available - tea, coffee, wine and nibbles.

contact the shop for more details

An Evening with Joanna Trollope

Number one bestselling author, Joanna Trollope, is back with her twenty-first novel - An Unsuitable Match.

Dealing with one's own emotions is one thing. Facing a parent's roller-coaster of a love life is quite another ...

Join us for an evening of light hearted chat and interesting book discussion with international writer Joanna Trollope on the eve of the publication of her latest book 'An Unsuitable Match'

The event is at Teesside High School on 20th February 2018 at 7.00pm till 8.30pm. There will be chance to purchase An Unsuitable Match and have it signed by Joanna two days before its official national release.


Tickets are on sale now from DRAKE The Bookshop - please email for more information or to reserve tickets.

The cost per ticket is £10 which will be redeemed against the cost of a book on the night.



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