Advance booking is advisable and all events may be subject to change. See library staff to make a booking or email Denise Sparrowhawk with any queries.

Ruby Robinson poetry reading and Exploring Poetry with Anna Woodford

Hartlepool Central Library, York Road, Hartlepool, TS26 9DE
Wednesday 15 March, 5pm (Exploring Poetry), followed by reading at 6.30pm

Meet the poet Ruby Robinson and hear her read from her debut collection, Every Little Sound. Ruby’s acclaimed poems explore the way people interact, and the many ways in which we have the potential to harm and help each other.

Phaedra Patrick

Hartlepool Central Library, York Road, Hartlepool, TS26 9DE
Thursday 20 April, 2pm

Meet the author of The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, the moving story of a widower who makes a discovery that challenges everything he knows about his late wife. Learning about his wife’s secrets sends Arthur on a journey and leads him to finding out more about himself.

John Donoghue

Hartlepool Central Library, York Road, Hartlepool, TS26 9DE
Friday 9 June, 2pm

Meet the author of The Death’s Head Chess Club, a fascinating and hugely thought-provoking novel that explores the unusual relationship between a Jewish prisoner and SS officer formed over the chessboard in the horrors of Auschwitz.