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John Gohorry, Poet in Residence from 10.30 onwards

Saturday 30 January 2016
10.30 onwards

ohn Gohorry in Residence from 10.30 onwards Saturday 30 January 2016

David’s Bookshop Poet in Residence John Gohorry will be in the shop from 10.30 onwards on Saturday 30 January, reading from his various collections and talking informally about his work.

John’s latest publication, Impromptus for George Erdmann, was published just before Christmas by Lapwing. It’s made up of 18 poems supposed to be written by the 20 year old J S Bach for the benefit of an old schoolfriend, George Erdmann, during the course of a 250 mile journey he made on foot between October 1705 and February 1706 from Arnstadt, where he was organist, to Lübeck, on the Baltic coast, so that he could hear Dieterich Buxtehude play the organ.

Little is known for certain about the details of Bach’s trip, other than the fact that he stayed away far longer than he had been given permission to do, and that when he got back his organ playing had become radically challenging to the authorities. John’s sequence, which is grounded in the authentic social, personal, and musical details of the time, presents Bach on a journey of self discovery that had imaginative, musical, emotional, and in the widest sense, spiritual dimensions.

Also included is the libretto for a supposed Abendmusik by Buxtehude on the story of the Good Samaritan. The composer Anna Krause is setting this libretto to music as part of her Ph.D. in Music Composition at the University of Oxford.

Forthcoming Events

Letchworth Raised, Tommy Barnes will Discuss and Sign, A Beer in the Loire
Tuesday 11 September 2018 - 7:30 pm

Sunday Times Top Five bestseller, Ann Cleeves will Discuss and Sign her Final Book in the Shetland Series, Wild Fire Wednesday, 12 September at Davidís Bookshop, 7:30 pm
Wednesday 12 September 2018 - 7;30

Striking a Light The Bryant and May Matchwomen and their Place in History, A talk by Author Louise Raw
Thursday 13 September 2018 - 7:30 pm

Damian Le Bas will Discuss and Sign his Book, The Stopping Places, A Journey Through Gypsy Britain
Wednesday 19 September 2018 - 7:30 pm

Top-Selling Historian Ben Macintyre will Discuss and Sign his Book, The Spy and the Traitor at the Spirella Ballroom
Thursday 27 September 2018 - 7:30 pm

Leading Historian and Archaeologist, Neil Faulkner will Discuss and Sign is Book, A Radical History of the World
Tuesday 09 October 2018 - 7:30 pm

Sunday Times Bestseller, Elly Griffiths will Discuss and Sign her Crime Novel, The Stranger Diaries
Tuesday 06 November 2018 - 7:30 pm

Editor, Katie Macdonald will Discuss The Conscientious Objectorís Wife , A 100-Year Old Love Story in a WW1 Prison
Thursday 15 November 2018 - 7:30 pm

Past Events

Davidís Bookshop Hosts an Art of the Short Story Panel with Two Short Story Writers, Tom Rachman and Ho Lin In Conversation with Hodder Fiction Editor Francine Toon
Saturday 14 July 2018 - 6:15 pm

Local Writer and Campaigner Jane Fae will Discuss her Book, Transition Denied, Comforting the Crisis in Trans Healthcare
Monday 09 July 2018 - 7:30 pm

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David's Bookshops are located in Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City, only a few minutesí walk from the railway station in the heart of the Town Centre. There is ample parking nearby.

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01462 684631

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01462 475900

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