LiteratureEvents

01
MAR
Giovanna Fletcher
The Glee Club Birmingham

HAPPY MUM HAPPY BABY is an honest upbeat and incredibly personal account of Giovannas own experience of motherhood. This is not an advice book or a manual for how to have the perfect family experienceGi is the first…

03
MAR
ELLY GRIFFITHS Talk & Book Signing
The Collection

ELLY GRIFFITHSTalk & SigningThe Chalk Pit ‐Friday 3rd March 7pmElly Griffiths returns to Lincoln to talk about and sign copies of her latest Ruth Galloway title The Chalk Pit. Tickets available at £4 from Lindum Books…

03
MAR
Kenneth Baker: On the Burning of Books
British Library

The political sage Kenneth Baker in an illustrated lecture records the many times throughout history when books have been burnt for political religious or personal reasons. Ranging politically from Ancient China and the Nazis to Animal Farm and Chairman Mao;…


06
MAR
The Art of Non-Fiction
British Library

As non‐fiction writers become more innovative in finding new structures and voices with which to tell their stories how do they decide on their approach What are the literary models on which they draw Join our panel of authors as…

06
MAR
The Mesmerist: Science vs Superstition in the Vict
British Library

If you needed a tumour removed or a leg amputated in the early 1800s the most surgeons could offer as pain relief was a large swig of brandy. Even less effective physicians relied on leeches cupping and toxic potions. So…

06
MAR
Across the Black Waters: Bringing Fact and Fiction
Wolfson Lecture Theatre

This Salt of the Sarkar event is the 2nd in a series of events part of our crowdfunding campaign to publish the first illustrated edition of Mulk Raj Anands novel Across the Black Waters which was first published in 1940.…

07
MAR
Typesetting Feminism: Virago Press
British Library

An evening of discussion and film on the eve of International Womens Day with Carmen Callil Lennie Goodings and Claire Whalley. In 1973 inspired by the radical feminist magazine Spare Rib 30‐year‐old publicist Carmen Callil shook the foundations of the…

08
MAR
CIBSE BIM Roadshow: Belfast
Titanic Museum

.For all the publicity surrounding BIM and the Government requirement for the use of BIM Level 2 on its contracts many working across the construction supply chain still lack real understanding of BIM; competence in the processes; and knowledge of…

08
MAR
Rebels in the Archives
British Library

The British Library celebrates International Womens Day with a conversation on the power and potential of archiving feminist movements as Jill Liddington Abi Morgan Heidi Safia Mirza and Deborah Withers discuss their engagement with archives of activism. Margaretta Jolly project…

13
MAR
Joseph Conrad Study Day
British Library

This study day considers Conrads career as a novelist and his contribution to British culture in the year that has been designated Joseph Conrad Year in Poland. Joseph Conrad probably now best known as the author of Heart of Darkness…

13
MAR
National Life Stories Lecture 2017: David Kynaston
British Library

Uncovering the unspoken: memory and post‐war Britain reflects on memory and its place in the historical analysis of post‐war British society.David Kynaston has been a professional historian since 1973 and has written 18 books including The City of London a…

17
MAR
The Idler Presents: In Praise of Unusual Libraries
British Library

Tom is joined by Meirian Jump of the Marx Memorial Library and Workers School in Clerkenwell Peter Francis of Gladstones Residential Library in North Wales and Sara Wingate‐Gray UCL academic and the Itinerant Poetry Librarian. Learn about these refuges for…

18
MAR
Nailbiters Book Launch - Paul Kane and Paul Finch
QUAD

Black Shuck Books Presents:When Paul Met PaulA night of crime and horror with Paul Kane and Paul Finch including the launch of Paul Kanes new collection NailbitersSaturday 18th March 7:00pm9:00pmTickets £6 book from QUAD Box Office on 01332…

20
MAR
Stefan Zweig: European, Humanist, Collector
British Library

The Austrian writer Stefan Zweig 1881‐1942 was one of the most widely read and translated authors of his day. Zweig is less well known for owning a prestigious collection of literary musical and historical manuscripts which was most generously donated…

23
MAR
The Eccles British Library Writer's Award Festival
British Library

The award formerly Writer in Residence of £20000 is presented annually to two authors whose writing projects depend substantially on materials in the British Librarys collection relating to North America. There have been 12 winners of the award six of…

24
MAR
On Being Archived: Will Self and Hanif Kureishi
British Library

His archive includes drafts of novels his cartoons a full hard‐drive family documents and letters received from other writers. At this event he meets Hanif Kureishi also archived at the Library to explore the experience of passing on much of…

28
MAR
Encore: The Phenomenon of the Second Novel
British Library

Some novelists hit a remarkable seam on their second outings and among the second novels that have earned their place in history are The Mill on the Floss Pride and Prejudice The Master and Margarita Fahrenheit 451 and Midnights Children.The…

28
APR
ExLibris Masked Charity Booksale
ExLibris

11th ANNUAL SECOND HAND CHARITY BOOK SALE WEEKENDS 2017In aid of local charities:NNRF Destitution Fundwww.nottsrefugeeforum.org.uk &School for Parentswww.schoolforparents.org.Visit us for the 11th magical appearance of Gedlings only second hand bookshop.Come and browse our large stock of rescued low‐priced books including:…

29
APR
KAREN MAITLAND Talk & Book Signing
The Collection

KAREN MAITLANDTalk & SigningThe Plague Charmer ‐Saturday 29th April 7pmKaren Maitland returns to Lincoln to talk about and sign copies of her latest medieval thriller The Plague Charmer on its paperback publication. Tickets available at £4…

29
APR
HUGE CHARITY BOOK SALE - MORSTON
Morston Barn

A huge CHARITY book sale in aid of Friends of Morston Church is taking place in Morston on the North Norfolk Coast. Now in its eighth year and the biggest yet there are thousands of good quality secondhand books on…

01
MAY
In Conversation with Yanis Varoufakis: My Battle W
Union Chapel

As finance minister of Greece Yanis Varoufakis sparked public controversy when he attempted to re‐negotiate his countrys relationship with the EU. But what really happened took place behind closed doors and now Varoufakis is ready to tell the full story.Join…

10
MAY
All-Energy Exhibition and Conference
Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC)

.All‐Energy the UKs largest renewable energy event is taking place on 10th & 11th May 2017 in Glasgow. Since its launch in 2001 All‐Energy has provided the industry suppliers experts and thought‐leaders from the renewable energy supply chain the opportunity…

15
JUL
Edge-Lit 6
QUAD

Edge‐Lit 615th July 2017 10am‐lateQUAD Market Place Derby DE1 3ASTickets £30 including access to all events and event goodie bagOne of the UKs favourite science‐fiction fantasy and horror writing events returns for its latest installment bringing together some of the…

05
AUG
Four Quartets in Berwick Church
Charleston

A beautiful and revelatory telling of T.S. Eliots Four Quartets in the stunning surroundings of Berwick Church by master storytellers Ashley Ramsden and Flora Pethybridge. Optional guided walk from Charleston to Berwick included in the ticket price. The route will…

03
SEP
An Evening With David Sedaris 2017 UK Tour
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre

David Sedaris humorist bestselling author and star of the BBC Radio 4 series Meet David Sedaris has announced a UK tour for Autumn 2017.The 5‐date tour starts at Londons Royal Festival Hall on 3rd September and finishes at…

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