All our events are free + unticketed
Lighthouse events start at 1.00pm and last for 30 minutes
Golden Hare events start at 6.30pm and last for one hour
with hosts of Have You Ever? podcast
An evening celebrating nature writing classic The Living Mountain by Nan Shepherd. Hosted by Rowan Morrison and Svein Clouston from Have You Ever? podcast.
With guest Erlend Clouston, Nan’s literary executor.
with editor André Naffis-Sahely
André Naffis-Sahely comes to discuss Heart of a Stranger, a chronicle of the condition of exile from ancient Egypt to the present day through fiction, nonfiction and poetry, featuring writers like Naquib Mahfouz .
with authors Wendy Erskine & David Keenan
Join the authors behind two of 2019’s hottest fiction titles: Wendy Erskine’s debut short story collection Sweet Home and David Keenan’s For the Good Times. Both explore Belfast’s unique character and history.
with performers Niall Campbell, Romalyn Ante & Declan Ryan
MC’d by André Naffis-Sahely
MC’d by Ambit poetry editor André Naffis-Sahely, we celebrate 60 years of Ambit poetry. Featuring 2019 Forward Prize-shortlisted Niall Campbell, debut poet Romalyn Ante and Faber New Poet Declan Ryan.
with authors David Gange & Dan Richards
Two authors discuss very different journeys: historian David Gange (The Frayed Atlantic Edge) kayaked from Shetland to the Channel; Dan Richards (Outpost) went in search of far-flung outposts throughout vast landscapes.
with contributors Amna Salem, Mariam Khan and Nadine Aisha Jassat
Our media is obessed with Islam and women, so why is it that Muslim women are so rarely invited to talk about their own experiences? In a world determined to speak for them, these writers are fighting against the common idea that there is only one type of “muslim woman”.
with author Richard Williams
What if cities are less about conscious aesthetic planning and more about social, cultural and political processes? Author Richard Williams discusses his research into cities with broadcaster Timandra Harkness.
with performers Rosie Garland + Jane Bradley + Jamie Thrasivoulou
open mic slots available
MC’d by Claire Askew & Dominic Stevenson
Listen Softly is our beloved monthly poetry night, creating a supportive and relaxed atmosphere for performance. Featuring Rosie Garland, Jane Bradley and Jamie Thrasivoulou + open mic slots!
with authors Marina Warner and Kirsty Logan
Marina Warner and Kirsty Logan both explore fairytale and myth in their fiction and nonfiction. What happens when these two writers come together? We imagine pure magic...
with Tramp author Sarah Henstra, co-founder Sarah Davis-Goff and UK Publicity Director Laura Waddell
The first of two special panel events at Golden Hare featuring Irish small-but-mighty press Tramp. With publishers Sarah Davis-Goff and Laura Waddell and Tramp author Sarah Henstra (The Red Word).
with Fairlight author Elizabeth Mac Donald and CEO Louise Boland
Fairlight Books, based in Oxford, are producing distinctive literary fiction using quality writing and beautiful book design. We welcome CEO Louise Boland and Fairlight author Elizabeth Mac Donald.