Promoting the never-ending
joy of books and reading in Suffolk

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An annual programme of speakers and other events

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Upcoming Events

  • Francesca Wade
    Francesca Wade
    Online Event
    15 Jul, 19:30
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    A 'free to view' online event, exclusive for our members. Not yet joined? Sign up today.
  • Online Event with Mbozi Haimbe
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    Online Event with Mbozi Haimbe
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    Available to all, Mbozi Haimbe was awarded this year’s Commonwealth Short Story Prize for the Africa Region, for her short story “Madam’s Sister” which was published in Granta Magazine. This is an online event open to the public at £5. This event was first released to members in November 2020.
  • Online Event with James Canton
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    Online Event with James Canton
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    Available to all, join us in the company of one of the UK's foremost nature writers, James Canton, author of The Oak Papers. This is an online event open to the public at £5. This event was first released to members in September 2020.
  • Online Event with Matt Gaw
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    Online Event with Matt Gaw
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    Available to all - Matt Gaw is a writer and freelance journalist. His first book is The Pull of the River: A Journey into the Wild and Watery Heart of Britain. This is an online event open to the public at £5. This event was first released in October 2020.

To us, reading matters

Suffolk Book League is a registered charity that has encouraged a love of reading since 1982 and continues to support a range of local initiatives across the county. Aside from bringing a range of popular and distinguished writers to Suffolk, we have held short story competitions, donated books to hospital and hospice libraries, supported literacy groups and partner events, including the Suffolk Libraries School Book Mastermind competition.

In May 2019 the novelist Tessa Hadley appeared  at one of our regular monthly events. Afterwards she commented:

‘So great to remember that there are groups like your Book League out there,  full of such authentic love for literature, so well-read and with such sophisticated understanding. Of course that’s who we writers are addressing, always. But so reassuring to meet that audience in person.’