Forthcoming events

My Book of Revelations – Book Launch (Cambridge)

Iain Hood, My Book of Revelations

3 October 2023, Cambridge, 6pm

We’re delighted to launch Iain Hood’s new novel, My Book of Revelations, in Cambridge.

By invitation

A Helping Hand with Ann Morgan

Ann Morgan, Crossing Over

10 October 2023, The Hive, Cheltenham, 12.15pm

Polly Morland’s A Fortunate Woman charts the life and work of a country doctor, while Ann Morgan’s Crossing Over captures an unlikely allyship between an elderly woman with dementia and a recently arrived refugee. Together they speak to Julia Leonard about the importance of care, compassion and community and reaching across the social divide.

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How to be a Literary Explorer

Ann Morgan, Crossing Over

14 October 2023, Hotel du Vin Sinners Enclosure, 12pm

Pack your curiosity and journey off the beaten track with our Literary Explorer in Residence Ann Morgan in this whistle-stop tour of translated texts rarely seen in English that will turn reading upside down. Playing with ideas of truth and identity, and chasing down assumptions and biases, it will test what embracing not knowing can teach us about ourselves and our world.

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Panel: Queer Ukraine

DVIJKA, Queer Ukraine

15 October 2023, Auditorium, Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, 1pm

We’re delighted to see DVIJKA are appearing at the Coast Is Queer festival this year:

Join us for this rare opportunity to hear one of the most exciting queer writers of our time in conversation with Ukrainian writers and activists from the front line, telling their complex, compelling stories on their own terms. The panel will be led by Brighton’s own Maria Jastrzębskawhose Polish homeland has its own complex relationship to both Ukraine and LGBTQ+ rights.

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Survival and Exile: Richard Aldington’s Response to His War

Richard Aldington, Exile and Other Poems

2 December 2023, Northeastern University London, all day

Richard Aldington’s Exile and Other Poems was published on 29 November 1923.  This one-day conference celebrates its centenary, along with the publication of a new edition by the Renard Press, edited and annotated by Aldington scholars Elizabeth Vandiver and Vivien Whelpton.

The venue is Northeastern University London, Devon House, 58 St Katharine’s Way, London E1W 1LP. It is fully accessible.

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Past events

Truth or Dare and Other Stories – Book Launch, 31 August 2023, Hatchards, Piccadilly, 6pm

Waltz With Me: A Play Reading with Music, 7 June 2023, JW3, 2.30pm and 7.30pm

The Fragile Land book launch, 30 May 2023, The Chair, Hay-on-Wye, 5pm

Q&A with Reshma Ruia, author of Still Lives, 25 May 2023, Grove Bookshop, Ilkley, 7pm

Crossing Over at Folkestone Bookshop, 19 May 2023, The Folkestone Bookshop, 6pm

Crossing Over Book Launch, 3 May 2023, Waterstones, Canterbury, Rose Lane, 6.30pm

Crossing Over Launch at Hodges Figgis, 25 April 2023, Hodges Figgis, Dublin, 6pm

LGBTQ+ Identity in Fiction and Poetry, 22 February 2023, Portsmouth Central Library, 7pm

Q&A and Book Signing with Alex Humphreys, 30 October 2022, Caffi Isa, Flintshire, 2pm

Still Lives – Book Launch, 25 October 2022, Blackwell's, Manchester, 6.45pm

Salmacis Book Launch with Beth Train-Brown, 5 October 2022, Waterstones, Lancaster, Corn Market, 6.30pm

Every Trick in the Book – book launch, 25 August 2022, Waterstones, Sauchiehall St, Glasgow, 7pm

Exeunt – book launch, 15 March 2022, Samuel French Bookshop, 2.30pm