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Hearth 2019 lineup announced and tickets go onsale!

by Amy Sumner | Tuesday, 08th January 2019 | 0 Comments

We are delighted to announce the names of the four writers appearing at Hearth festival on Saturday, 2nd February. 

The intimate writing festival hosted our cosy common room offers keen writers the opportunity to pick up hints and tips, and ask questions of published authors about their experiences. It also encourages any with an interest in the world of books to find out more about the writing and publishing process. 


Spring Hearth tickets onsale now!

by Amy Sumner | Wednesday, 03rd January 2018 | 0 Comments

Pull up a chair, gather around the fireside and indulge in a weekend of stimulating and entertaining conversation at Gladstone’s Library. 



Hearth interview: Will Harris

by Amy Sumner | Friday, 20th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Will Harris was born in London, of mixed Anglo-Indonesian heritage. He has worked in schools and as a tutor, co-edits the small press 13 Pages and is one of the organisers of The Poetry Inquisition. His poems have appeared in The Poetry Review, The White Review and The Rialto, where he is Assistant Editor. He is also part of the editorial team behind Swimmers and helped put together the first-ever Poetry Magazine Fair. He is a fellow of the Complete Works III, and will be published as part of the Bloodaxe anthology Ten: Poets of the New Generation. His debut pamphlet, All This is Implied, was published by HappenStance Press in June 2017. 


Hearth interview: Krishan Coupland

by Amy Sumner | Friday, 20th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Krishan Coupland is a writer, editor and digital nomad. His debut collection of (very) short fiction, When You Lived Inside the Walls, was published by Stonewood Press in 2017. Other poems and stories have been published in Ambit, Aesthetica, Litro and elsewhere. In his spare time Krishan runs and edits Neon Literary Magazine. 


Hearth interview: Sam Guglani

by Amy Sumner | Friday, 20th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Sam Guglani is a poet, novelist and consultant oncologist who specialises in the management of lung and brain tumours. He has a background in medical ethics and chairs the Gloucestershire Hospitals Trust law and ethics group. Director of Medicine Unboxed since he founded it in 2009, Sam uses the arts and creative industries to illuminate challenges in medicine. He is a published poet and writes for The Lancet, and his debut novel Histories is released in 2017.



Hearth tickets selling fast!

by Amy Sumner | Thursday, 13th October 2016 | 0 Comments

Tickets are selling fast for Hearth, the two-day micro-festival which returns to the Library Saturday, 29th - Sunday, 30th October with a wonderfully eclectic programme of speakers. 


We're raring up for Hearth

by Amy Sumner | Friday, 11th December 2015 | 0 Comments

The perfect weekend for writers and readers is on its way! 6th – 7th February we welcome four wordsmiths to sit beside the fire in the Gladstone Room and share their stories.



On Borders by Adnan Mahmutovic

by Amy Sumner | Thursday, 30th January 2014 | 0 Comments

Our Writer in Residence Adnan Mahmutovic gears up for his Hearth talk in this post that examines borders. Should they be worried? How much can they be bothered? Adnan has the answers.




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