Tim Ralphs
in conversation with

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Dovie Thomason
The Truth about Stories: a Native Narrative' by Thomas King
on 5th September


Cath Little
The Wide Sargasso Sea
by Jean Rhys
on 3rd October

Malcolm Green
Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez
on 7th November
A taster of Barry Lopez
is available here

Mats Rehman

Orality and Literacy 
by Walter J. Ong
on 9th January 2023

The evenings begin promptly at 7.30pm.  Ticket holders will be emailed a Zoom link the day
before each event. 
The events are recorded for possible bookclub online event library.

Tickets £5 per event, £3.50 unwaged, £8.00 if you're
feeling generous. 

For more information, email

Previous Book Club Conversations

March 2021,  Daniel Morden  discussing 'Folklore' by Catherine Fisher
April 2021, Laura Simms (USA), discussing 'The Painted Drum'  
by Louise Erdrich
May 2021 Dan Yashinsky
(Canada)  discussing 'The Laughing Man',
short story by J. D Salinger
June 2021 Nell Pheonix  discussing 'Mother Courage' the play by Bertolt Brecht
August 2021 Xanthe Gresham discussing
'Goddesses: Mysteries of the Feminine Divine' by Joseph Campbell    

September 2021 Griot Chinyere  discussing 'Astonishing the Gods'by Ben Okri
October 2021 Ben Haggarty discussing  'Conference of the Birds: The story of Peter Brook in Africa' by John Heilpern
November 2021 Amy Douglas discussing 'The Weirdstone of Brisingamen'  by Alan Garner
December BOOK CLUB SPECIAL with Tim Ralphs,
our regular host interviewed by Clare Murphy about Stewart Lee's 'How I escaped my Certain Fate'

October 2020, Clare Murphy discussing 'A Short History of Myth' by Karen Armstrong
November 2020, Hugh Lupton discussing 'Riddley Walker'
by Russell Hoban
December 2020,  
Emily Hennessey discussing Roald Dahl's 'Revolting Rhymes' February 2021,  Dominic Kelly discussing 'The Snow Leopard' by Peter Matthiessen
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A Storyteller's Book Club

Monday evenings
7.30pm (GMT)

Storytellers in conversation about books
which inspire the Oral Traditions

Wild about Story talks to storytellers about the books that have inspired, challenged or nourished them on their journey with story. Hosted by Tim Ralphs, guest tellers will be sharing their experiences of a chosen book and reflecting on how it has watered the roots of their work in the oral tradition. Questions from the audience will also be welcome.

It may add to the experience for audience members to have read the book in advance but it is not essential. Booking is essential, a Zoom invitation will be emailed the day before each event. Questions or comments about the books under discussion are invited, in advance or on the night. We love participants to be part of the conversation!

Thanks to Cate Simmons www.flickr.com/photos/steeringfornorth for use of Dragon image