BOOK CLUB

In July 2023 we launched our first Book Club. It filled up straight away, so we started a second, which is now also full. If you could like to join the waiting list, please drop us an email to heronandwillow@gmail.com .

We aim to journey around the shop’s various genres and mediums and try and offer something different and challenging (but in a nice way!) to the group. We have an open discussion about the books, and then anonymously score them out of ten at the end and I take an average.

The books we have read / are reading from the most recent:

Pretty Young Rebel by Flora Fraser / Fun Home by Alison Bechdel / Maus by Art Spiegleman (9.3) / Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver (9.2 – average of both groups) / A Manual For Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin (8) / Diary Of A Void by Emi Yagi (6.3) / Time Shelter by Georgi Gospodinov (5.3) / Appliance by J.O. Morgan (6.9 – average of both groups) / Cursed Bunny by Bora Chung (6.7) / The Summer Book by Tove Jansson (6.1) / The Gallows Pole by Benjamin Myers (6.5) / From A Mountain In Tibet by Lama Yeshe Losal Rinpoche (7.8) / A Study In Obedience by Sarah Bernstein (5.1).

WRITING CLUB

Our Writing group currently meets once a month, on the first Thursday of the month in the evening. It is a group for all abilities and with previous experience or not. The group is fairly new and is deciding what it wants to be, but at a basic level it is intended as a support and encouragement network for those wishing to write more and potentially an avenue for creative projects in the future.

In January 2024 we released a zine called The Book Of Jed, which included work from our writing group.

Email heronandwillow@gmail.com for more information.