To celebrate Liverpool Light Night 2019, we’ll be taking over Thoughtfully Cafè as we explore the creative rituals of writer Naomi Booth, and graphic designer Luke Bird. Join us on Friday 17th May between 6:00 and 9:30pm as we wax lyrical about writing, getting published and designing book covers!

The first part of the evening will be an informal talk, ‘The Writer’s Rituals’, in which Naomi will explore her writing processes in creating her stunning dystopian novel Sealed. This will be followed by ‘Conversations of the Cover Design’, a discussion between Naomi and graphic designer, Luke Bird, who’ll explore the rituals in designing the new cover for Naomi’s novel, which will be reissued in July this year.

The evening will finish with Luke’s ‘Artistic Rituals’, an interactive seminar exploring his processes in designing best-selling book covers, such as Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Buried Giant and the Man Booker Prize winning Milkman by Anna Burns.

There will be plenty of time throughout the evening to ask Noami and Luke questions, enjoy some refreshments and socialise. There will also be copies of our books and merchandise for sale on the night. Tickets are free to attend, but limited, so please register your interest on our evenbrite page here.

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We look forward to seeing you there!