THE Grove Bookshop in Ilkley is hosting a book launch for a book of poetry by , who is well known locally as an artist and poet.

The book Seachanger - Wave Weaver is published on December 1 by Cathy Harper Publishing.

With her unapologetic Nordic Noir hygge, humour and honesty Sussi Louise Smith writes her way through a year of four deaths and no weddings. Her world, at times, deep sea dark is somehow still deliciously warm to the touch.

The Ilkley book launch takes place on December 2nd at 7pm.

A spokesperson said: “Sussi is back with us to launch her second collection of beautiful poems. Inspired by nature, art and (of course) the sea, her poetry is both searingly honest and lyrical, suffused with emotion, hope and a sense of humour. Sussi will read, there will be questions - and wine and Scandi nibbles to enjoy!”

The event is free but contact the bookshop to reserve a place:, call 01943 609335 or email

If you are unable to attend, the event will be streamed via Zoom.