Forthcoming Author Events


Tuesday, 12th July 2022 at 7pm, David’s Bookshop

Poetry ID Anthology 2022  (10th Anniversary Edition) A Sackful of Clouds

Join us to celebrate the launch of local ‘Poetry ID’ group’s annual anthology. It features the work of twenty local poets who gather weekly, either at The Settlement in Letchworth or via Zoom to produce new poems, usually responding to creative prompts prepared by members of the group.
Each poet has chosen a selection of their recent poems for inclusion.
The writers are of varying ages and backgrounds, many of whom have a track record of publishing in books and magazines.
This year, the anthology also pays tribute to renowned poet John Gohorry (poet-in-residence of David’s Bookshop) who passed away in October 2021 and was a longtime member of the group.

This is a free event, so if you wish to attend, please RSVP to with your full name. The bar will be open, serving alcohol and soft drinks as well as crisps.



Tuesday, 9th August 2022 at 7pm, David’s Bookshop

An Evening with Romy Gill for On the Himalayan Trail

We’re tremendously excited to announce that we have a forthcoming event with Indian food writer and chef, Romy Gill.

On the Himalayan Trail tells the story of Kashmir and Ladakh’s unique and tantalising cuisine. Kashmiri cuisine is one of the most delectable cuisines in India. Heavily influenced by Mughal, Persian, Afghan and Central Asian styles of cooking, it offers up a diverse range of dishes, displaying and revelling in a fusion of flavours and influences.

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Wednesday, 14th September 2022 at 7pm, David’s Bookshop

An Evening with Zuza Zak for Pierogi

Zuza Zak has written three cookbooks on Eastern European cuisine – Polska, Amber & Rye and her latest, Pierogi. She hopes to inspire readers to cook and eat more food from Eastern Europe through the culture and history of the food.

For this event we celebrate the release of Pierogi; the essential cookbook for preparing perfect Polish dumplings at home. Delve deep into regional recipes from all over Poland with the traditional ingredients and stories that define these delicious dumplings. From the Baltic Sea with its abundance of fish, to the unique smoky and sour flavours of the mountainous south and beyond, discover endless options to satisfy every craving. We will sample recipes from the book on the evening.

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Wednesday, 23th November 2022 at 7pm, David’s Bookshop

An Evening with Angus D.Birditt for A Portrait of British Cheese

A Portrait of British Cheese celebrates the excellence of artisan and farmhouse cheese in the British Isles, expressing it as a product of the land, its animals, and its people, offering a snapshot of rural life, artisan traditions and delicious dishes. Photographer and writer Angus D. Birditt has been visiting and documenting dairies all over the British Isles, looking at the food, people and landscapes dedicated to artisan and farmhouse cheeses.

Join us for an evening to taste three British cheeses and learn about artisan and farmhouse cheesemaking in the UK. Conveniently, the event will take place a month before Christmas – so you will be armed with the power to create a world-beating cheeseboard for the festive season.

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David’s has a long history of hosting visiting authors and speakers; from the bookfairs and ideas fairs of the 1970s and 80s, the later series of public debates and to our ongoing seasonal programmes.

Recent speakers include Dan Snow, The Hairy Bikers, Lucy Worsley, Janet Ellis, Merlin Sheldrake and Tim Anderson – among many others.  Most events will be held in our cafe which turns into a bright, welcoming space in the evening. For larger events we work with a variety of venues around Letchworth including the Cloisters, Central Methodist Church, Broadway Theatre and the theatre at St Francis’ College.


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