Preston Book Group has a new venue – and will soon host bestselling authors

Posted on - 25th January, 2020 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, City Centre, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
A Preston Book Group meeting
A Preston Book Group meeting

Preston Book Group has a new city centre venue for its monthly meet ups.


The group will now meet at The Larder in Lancaster Road. The first meeting at the new venue takes place on Tuesday 28 January at 6pm.

January’s book of the month is My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite, with this and other books to be discussed at the meeting.

Preston Book Group was founded in January 2018 by Lucy Sunderland. She wanted to meet like-minded people who were interested in attending book talks and literature events.

Lucy Sunderland
Founder Lucy wanted to create an online community

Lucy said: “Although I had found other book clubs in the area, I wanted an online community as well as a social group to ensure that people could still contribute, even if they had missed a meeting.”

The book group now has around 25 people regularly attending meetings, while the Facebook community has over 260 members.

Preston Book Group works with UCLan Publishing and Preston Waterstones with a common goal of bringing more book-related events to Preston.

Read more: Waterstones launch night for new UCLan published book The Harm Tree

Lucy is extremely excited about the next event, where Preston Book Group and Inkstone Events will welcome bestselling crime authors Jo Spain and William Shaw to Preston Waterstones on Thursday 30 January at 6 pm. Both authors’ latest books will be available to purchase on the night.

Another upcoming event is a three-part writing workshop with author and UCLan Creative Writing lecturer Naomi Krüger. The course costs £30 and will explore the following:

Wednesday 5 February – Getting started
Wednesday 12 February – Telling a story
Wednesday 26 February – Structure and balance 

The group welcomes new members and is open to everyone aged 16 and above. For more information, join Preston Book Group on Facebook.

Read more: What’s on in Preston

Are you in a book group? Are you thinking of joining Preston Book Group? Let us know in the comments.

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