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Upcoming Publishing Events

By Rosie Burgoyne, Sabeehah Saleq, Michaela O’Callaghan and Sunny Moen


SYP London: Publishing: Now and Then

15 March, 6pm: Want to learn how the publishing industry has changed? SYP London have organised this excellent event to help publishing hopefuls understand what publishing used to be and where it’s going! Listen to influential MDs and CEOs as they discuss their experiences in the industry and offer insights into the future of publishing. Tickets here.


Class and Fiction: Jessica Andrews and Adelle Stripe


16 March, 5pm: Be sure to register for this fantastic free event where Dr Danny O’Connor discusses fiction and class with brilliant new novelists Jessica Andrews and Adelle Stripe, respective authors of Saltwater and Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile. Free Tickets here.


#MarketYourMarketing Burnout in Publishing


16 March, 6pm: Another brilliant careers event from Marketing Manager, Ellie Pilcher, this time talking about techniques to avoid burnout and tips on looking after your work life balance and your mental health whilst working or job searching in publishing. Free tickets here.


We Are Displaced with Malala Yousafzai

16 March, 6.30pm: Join Malala Yousafzai to celebrate the paperback release of her New York Times bestseller, We Are Displaced. With guests Dr Maliha Khanname, Marie Claire Kaberamanzi and Zaynab Abdi, the focus will be on the theme of displacement explored in the book. Free tickets here.


#Headliners2021


16 March, 7pm: Come and join Headline Books for a bookish evening of live discussion, interviews and the chance to ask Headline’s leading authors, from Francesca Reece to Harriet Evans, questions about their upcoming books. Tickets here.


Wednesday Wisdom: Live Interview with Andrew Sanigar (Thames & Hudson)

17 March, 1pm: Tune into this BookMachine Q&A with Andrew Sanigar, Commissioning Editor for Photography and Design at Thames & Hudson, and find out about the types of lists Andrew builds and how to successfully communicate with other departments. Free tickets here.


A Night In With Alexander McCall Smith


17 March, 6.30pm: This exciting event will feature bestselling author, Alexander McCall Smith, in conversion with Fiona Lindsay, to celebrate the release of his novel Your Inner Hedgehog and his poetry collection In a Time of Distance: And Other Poems. Tickets here.


Northern Powerhouse: Behind the Scenes of Indie Publishing

18 March, 6pm: This event from SYP North promises attendees an insight into the northern indie publishing scene, featuring a panel of indie publishing guests speaking about the publishing process, followed by the chance to put your questions to the panel. Free tickets here.


Timothy Brennan and Michael Wood on Edward Said


18 March, 7pm: Sign up for this insightful event, where Timothy Brennan and Michael Wood will discuss Places of Mind, Bloomsbury’s new biography on Edward Said, one of the most influential scholars of the nineteenth century. Tickets here.


Andrew Taylor and Miranda Malins


18 March, 7pm: In this exciting event, authors Andrew Taylor and Miranda Malins will come together to discuss their most recent works, The Last Protector and The Puritan Princess. They will be joined by Frances Quinn, writer of The Smallest Man. Tickets here.


Huddersfield Literary Festival

18-28 March: Huddersfield Literary Festival has a great programme of online events this year! Find out about Sylvia Plath’s life, work and legacy or listen to author Bernadette Russell as she discusses simple and practical ideas to cultivate kindness and boost your hope levels (perfect for us Publishing Hopefuls). Both free and paid tickets here.


A Night In With Bryan Washington


22 March, 8pm: You won’t want to miss this fantastic opportunity to join Bryan Washigton, winner of the 2020 Dylan Thomas Prize, as he discusses his debut novel Memorial, delving into the novel’s themes of race, sexuality, class and trauma. Tickets here.


New Words Festival presents: A conversation with author Naomi Booth


24 March, 2pm: Join Time to Read and Blackpool Libraries in this online event as they host Naomi Booth, the incredible author behind Exit Management, as part of the New Worlds Festival. Free tickets here.


UK Book Launch of Unsettled Ground by Claire Fuller

25 March, 7pm: Join the online celebrations for the UK launch of Unsettled Ground, Claire Fuller’s fourth novel, which tells a story of resilience, love and survival in the face of rural poverty in the 21st century. Free tickets here.






Future Thinking: Kim Stanley Robinson and Roman Krznaric


29 March, 7.30pm: Join renowned science writer, Gaia Vince, esteemed science fiction author, Kim Stanley Robinson, and pioneering public philosopher, Roman Krznaric, as they discuss how we can work on improving today’s world for future generations. Tickets here.


Talking Editorial (BookMachine Unplugged 2021)

31 March, 6pm: Sign up for this exciting event from BookMachine, featuring a panel full of commissioning experts shaking things up in the industry, discussing how they approach commissioning and how taking a new approach can transform editorial strategy and sales potential. Tickets here.

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