High Quality Literature Events & Activities
TUES: Read-in-situ Discussion Group
FREE to attend! Starting again in Feb 2018

Open book

If you enjoy reading and discussing a wide variety of stimulating texts but don’t have the time or inclination to join a regular reading group (or even if you do!) you might want to drop in and see what’s going on, Tuesdays from 1.15pm to 2.45pm at The Writing Room, Chocolate Factory 3. There’s no need to read or prepare anything in advance. The group leader will provide extracts from short stories, novels, poems, plays, non-fiction and flash fiction highlighting a particular theme, style or idea each week – as well as some excellent writing! All you need to bring is yourself, an open mind and a willingness to engage in friendly discussion.

Carmel Shortall is our group leader and provides a wonderful range of texts while investigating different directions for the group to take. Although extracts for discussion will be provided, there will be space for participants to help develop the group – it is what you make of it.

This is a drop-in, but do please email us to register your interest, so we can handle the numbers –

Book Exchange


To celebrate World Book Day in March 2014 we launched a permanent book
exchange at Karamel Restaurant. On our shelves you can find novels, poetry, biography, non-fiction, books for children and teenagers, and more. Come along and swap a book you no longer want (provided it’s in fairly good condition!) for another one you do. That way you could potentially read hundreds of books, for free. Yes, it’s really that simple!