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Upcoming Events in Publishing

By Sophie Dickinson, Maria Sadek and Erin Evett



In conversation with Jojo Moyes

02 February 2023, 6:30 p.m.

Waterstones Piccadilly, London


Don’t miss out on the chance to meet bestselling author of Me Before You, Jojo Moyes, as she discusses the launch of her new novel, Someone Else’s Shoes. The book centres around two women who experience a mix up in the gym, leading them to (quite literally) walk in someone else’s shoes. It promises to be an uplifting night full of fun and wit, reflecting the author’s style. For more information and ticket prices, click here.


Chase of the Wild Goose – Republishing a Forgotten Queer Classic

04 February 2023, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Gays the Word, London


Publisher D-M Withers will be in conversation with Sarah Pike to launch Lurid Editions’ new reprint of Chase of the Wild Goose, Mary Gordon’s historical fiction-cum-spiritual memoir inspired by the Ladies of Llangollen. Originally published by Virginia and Leonard Woolf’s Hogarth Press in 1936, this forgotten queer novel of the inter-war period promises to be a great read. For more information and ticket prices, click here.


In conversation with Coco Mellors

08 February 2023, 6:30 p.m.

Waterstones Deansgate, Manchester


Coco Mellors will be talking at Waterstones Deansgate to celebrate the release of her debut novel Cleopatra and Frankenstein. Mellors' novel details the temporary magic and long-term messiness of a spontaneous relationship between a beautiful young artist and a wealthy older man, perfect for fans of Conversations with Friends and Modern Lovers. The evening will include a talk by the author, an audience Q&A and a book signing. For more information and ticket prices, click here.


Poetry with Charly Cox

09 February 2023, 6:00 p.m.

Waterstones Arndale Centre, Manchester


Join poet, activist and author Charly Cox in this special event for a Q&A about her new poetry collection Nobody Asked For This, followed by a mini-workshop on how to write your own poetry, no matter your experience or skill level. You may recognise Cox’s poetry from Instagram, where she regularly posts her work for her followers, and this event will be a fantastic opportunity for those wanting to meet an up-and-coming author and/or learn more about poetry and its publication. Tickets, which include the option to buy a copy of the collection, can be purchased here.


In Conversation with Sema Kaygusuz

09 February 2023, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Fieldseat, London


Sema Kaygusuz is a leading writer of Turkish fiction and human rights organisation English PEN writer in residence. She will be in conversation with Mustafa Gündoğdu, editor, translator and co-founder of the London Kurdish Film Festival. They will be discussing Kaygusuz’s impressive writing journey ahead of the publication of Kurdistan 100+, the first anthology of Kurdish science fiction ever collected and published in the UK, to which she is a contributor. The event will be in English and will include an opportunity for audience questions and a book signing. For more information, click here.


An Evening with Janice Hallett

09 February 2023, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Waterstones, Bath


Join Janice Hallett for a cosy Q&A to discuss her new novel, The Mysterious Case of the Alfreton Angels, at Waterstones Bath. After the massive successes of her previous novels The Appeal and The Twyford Code, Hallett’s new book will once again provide its readers with a mystery full of twists and turns. This time it follows a true-crime writer investigating a historic and long-forgotten case. There will be wine and cheese upon entry to the event to set the tone for a wholesome and informative evening! Tickets can be purchased with or without a signed copy of Hallett’s new book and more information can be found here.


Chase of the Wild Goose by Mary Louisa Gordon Book Launch

14 February 2023, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Bookbag, Exeter


Chase of The Wild Goose is launching in Exeter for a Valentine’s Day special event. This launch will feature a conversation between artist Sarah-Joy Ford, Daniel Fountain and Jana Funke to celebrate Mary Louisa Gordon’s work. Tickets are free, and can be found on Eventbrite here.

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