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Upcoming Publishing Events (14 March – 26 March)

By Fernanda de Madariaga, Erin Taylor and Sofia Martinez Alvarez

SheEOs in Publishing – Women Pioneering the Pages

Thursday 14 March, 10:30 a.m.

London Book Fair, Main Stage

Join Thursday’s Keynote Panel at the London Book Fair for an inspiring conversation with industry trailblazers! Panellists Judith Curr, Ameena Sayid and Bodour Al Qasimi will share their insights as SheEOs and explore topics of leadership, innovation and the future of publishing during this exciting event. With their experience across publishing houses and companies such as HarperCollins, Lightstone Publishers and the Sharjah Book Authority – who are in charge of the world’s biggest book fair – this is not an event to miss! More information about the panel and other events happening at the London Book Fair can be found here.

An Evening with Georgia Summers

Thursday 14 March, 6:30 p.m.

Waterstones, Birmingham

Celebrate Georgia Summer’s highly anticipated fantasy debut The City of Stardust at this Waterstones book launch event! A standalone adult fantasy novel, The City of Stardust has already received rave reviews from fans of books like The Starless Sea and The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue to become a number one international bestseller. This is Georgia Summer’s first novel, taking inspiration from living across the world in places such as Colombia, Russia and the United States. The City of Stardust tells the story of Violet Everly, whose family line has suffered a mysterious curse for centuries. Ten years ago, Violet's mother left to break the curse and never returned. Now Violet must find her mother, or she will be taken in her place. Her hunt leads her into a seductive magical underworld of power-hungry scholars, fickle gods and monsters bent on revenge. To get the answers she needs and reunite with her mother, Violet must find the key to the City of Stardust, where it all began. Tickets to this event can be purchased on the Waterstones website here.

Deptford Literature Festival 2024

Saturday 16 March, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Venues across Deptford and Online

Celebrating diversity and creativity through words and performance, Deptford Literature Festival will be taking place in Lewisham, the Borough of Literature, this March. The festival offers a range of free panels, workshops and open mics. Events kick off with the option to unwind after a busy week with Laurie and Gemma Bolger’s Yoga and Books class or get your creative juices flowing with a Writing the In-Between: Queer Poetry Workshop with Bi+ Lines. A Meet the Editors panel offers guests the exciting chance to listen to award-winning editors from publishing houses including Unbound, Knights Of and Penguin Random House’s Square Peg imprint, while history enthusiasts can learn about Deptford Dockyard’s Buried History with Jody Burton. After a series of other zine-making workshops and performances following this year’s theme of “Unheard Histories and Untold Stories”, the festival finishes with a Queer Poetry Night open mic featuring poets Caroline Bird, Dean Atta and SL Grange. All festival events are free but require reservation on Eventbrite. Reserve your spaces and discover more events from Disabled Writers Commissions to a Vietnamese Poetry Translation Workshop here.

The New Politics of Russia: An evening with Andrew Monaghan

Monday 18 March, 7:00 p.m.

Waterstones Trafalgar Square, London

For those interested in politics, international relations or are simply curious about the current situation of Russia, Waterstones will be hosting an event worth jotting down. Andrew Monaghan, Russian Studies expert, will be leading the discussion this evening surrounding Russia’s continuing deteriorating relations with the West, explaining why this is happening, what does this mean and what a new era of “great power competition” looks like in the international playground. Monaghan will go in-depth on Russia's international affairs since the early 2000s, which will include the war in Syria and the later invasion of Ukraine. For more information and tickets for the event, click here.

“Write A Complete Short Story” Workshop

Sunday 24 March, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London

Are you a keen writer? Maybe you have an idea for a short novel but need some help getting started? Designed for novices and experienced writers, this workshop aims to guide participants through crafting a compelling short story in one day. Starting at the Royal Festival Hall, the intensive course covers the basics of story-telling – including planning structure, creating a character and deciding on a setting for your narrative. Transitioning to different locations across the Southbank, the workshop will explore how to bring a plot to life and captivate a reader. Delivered through both group discussion and written exercises, the interactive course is suitable for writers of any genre, at any stage of the writing process. Participants are welcome to develop a new project during the course or work on existing ideas. There are ten spaces available, and tickets are £47. To find out more, click here.



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