We hold regular ‘Author Suppers’ at the Sussex Produce café, and have frequent children’s author events and workshops at the shop.  We also organise book launches and author talks at a variety of venues. We are the organisers of the literary events for the biennial Steyning Festival.

An Evening with Peter James

23rd May, 2017, Steyning Grammar School Drama Hall

Peter James

We are delighted that best-selling thriller writer Peter James is once again coming to Steyning, celebrating the release of  ‘Need You Dead’, the thirteenth novel in his hugely popular ‘Roy Grace’ series. In ‘Need You Dead’ D.I Inspector Roy Grace faces his most mysterious case yet, when he is called to investigate the body of… Read More

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An Author Supper with Richard Fortey

4th May, 2017, The Sussex Produce Cafe

Richard Fortey

On Thursday 4th May at 7 for 7.30pm we are thrilled to present a very special author supper with natural historian, writer, palaeontologist and TV presenter Richard Fortey. Richard will be talking about his book ‘The Wood for the Trees’ which tells the story of the four acre beech and bluebell wood, nestled deep in… Read More

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An Evening with Scarlett Thomas

3rd May, 2017, The Steyning Bookshop

Scarlett Thomas

Wednesday 3rd March 7.30pm. We are very excited to announce that we have managed to bag novelist Scarlett Thomas for an intimate evening event at the bookshop! Scarlett will be in West Sussex promoting her brilliant new children’s book, ‘Dragon’s Green’ but we’ve persuaded her to stay for the evening to talk to her grown… Read More

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Pony Tails with Susan Jameson

11th April, 2017, The Steyning Bookshop

Susan Jameson

On Tuesday 11th April at 2.30 come and meet author and actress Susan Jameson for pony stories and horsey fun! Susan is very well known as an actress, and has starred in many popular TV programmes, including the BBC crime drama ‘New Tricks’, ‘Midsommer Murders’, ‘Coronation Street’ and ‘When the Boat Comes In’. She is… Read More

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Double Signing – Julia Donaldson and Helen Oxenbury

8th April, 2017, The Steyning Bookshop

giant jumperee

We are dizzy with excitement at the prospect of having 2 legends  of children’s literature in our shop at once! At 12 midday on Saturday 8th April Julia Donaldson and Helen Oxenbury will be at the shop to sign copies of their beautiful new picture book collaboration, ‘The Giant Jumperee’ (published by Puffin, hardback £12.99). Helen Oxenbury is… Read More

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An Evening with Alison MacLeod

30th March, 2017, The Gluck Studio

Alison MacLeod

We are very excited to welcome novelist, short-story writer and essayist Alison MacLeod to Steyning for the first time. She will speak at The Gluck Studio in Steyning at 7.30 pm on Thursday 30th March. Alison is Professor of Contemporary Fiction at Chichester University and is a novelist, short story writer and essayist. Her novel… Read More

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Author Supper with Elly Griffiths and Mick Herron

8th March, 2017, The Sussex Produce Cafe

Elly Griffiths and Mick Herron

On Wednesday 8th March at 7 for 7.30 pm, we are delighted to present an author supper with award-winning crime writer Mick Herron, and Steyning favourite Elly Griffiths. Mick Herron is the author of the acclaimed Jackson Lamb series, the first of which, the Steel Dagger-nominated SLOW HORSES, appeared in the Daily Telegraph’s list of… Read More

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Creative Writing Workshop with Helen Peters

21st February, 2017, The Steyning Bookshop

Children's writer Helen Peters

2.30 pm on Tuesday 21st February. A fun half-term workshop for budding writers aged 7-12 with brilliant children’s writer Helen Peters. Helen is the author of 2 of our favourite children’s novels, the charming ‘Secret Henhouse Theatre’ and its exciting follow up ‘The Farm Beneath the Water’, as well as a new series of animal… Read More

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The Everywhere Bear – Julia Donaldson book signing

11th February, 2017, The Steyning Bookshop

The Everywhere Bear

‘Bring a Bear’ book signing! On Saturday 11th February at 11am, we will once again welcome Julia Donaldson to the bookshop to celebrate the launch of her charming new hardback picture book ‘The Everywhere Bear’. Feel free to bring your teddies and favourite soft toys along to meet Julia! We will have free Teddy-themed refreshments… Read More

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An Author Supper with Sebastian Barry

22nd November, 2016, Sussex Produce Cafe

Sebastian Barry

We are delighted to welcome the prize-winning Irish writer Sebastian Barry to our author supper at The Sussex Produce Cafe on Tuesday 22nd November, at 7pm. Sebastian will be in conversation about his stunning new novel ‘Days Without End’, an astonishing work of beauty and brutality set during the American Civil War, which the Guardian… Read More

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