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 "Shenanigans" poetry book launch by Patrick Lodge

Thursday 15 September 18.00 to 19.30


Shenanigans is the highly anticipated second collection by award-winning poet Patrick Lodge. From the Irish sionnachuighim, meaning “I play the fox,” ‘shenanigans’ can be found throughout this cleverly crafted collection – in wry remark and delicate wordplay, in the interweaving of distinct landscapes and voices. At once familiar and strange, Lodge’s poems are rich in detail and narrative – astute observations which transport the reader to a whole new world with each turn of the page.


The Leeds Library began life modestly in 1768 above a bookseller’s shop. Today the library is a charity and has a wonderful collection of books and periodicals housed in a fine two hundred year-old building.

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Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 09.00 - 17.00
09.00-18.00 Thursday: 09.00-19.00
Saturday: 09:30-13:00

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