Upcoming Publishing Events
By Erin Evett, Rosie Burgoyne and Sabeehah Saleq
In conversation: Beth O'Leary
20 April, 6.30pm
Join Beth O'Leary, author of the popular romantic comedies The Flatshare and The Switch, in Deansgate Waterstones, Manchester, to discuss her new novel The No-Show. It promises to be an enjoyable evening where O'Leary will discuss her witty and touching writing style with fellow author Caroline Hulse, who will be talking about her novel, All the Fun of the Fair.
For more information and ticket prices, click here.
In Conversation with Fiona Cummins & B.P. Walter
21 April, 7pm
If you love crime and psychological thrillers, you won't want to miss this evening in the Brighton Waterstones. Bestselling authors Fiona Cummins and B.P. Walter will be in conversation, discussing their latest novels Into the Dark and The Woman on the Pier. For more information and ticket prices, click here.
Emily's Walking Book Club – Things Fall Apart
24 April, 11.30–1pm
Meeting point: Outside Daunt Books, Hampstead Heath
Venture down to Hampstead Heath to follow along with one of Emily’s popular walking book clubs, whilst taking in the scenic views across the heath and hearing all about this month’s book club choice, which is Nigerian novel, Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. Tickets can be booked by making a donation via the link here.
Insight to Publishing Event with All Stories
26 April, 11–12.30pm
Chalkwell Hall, Southend-on-Sea
This brilliant free event, aimed at sixth form students from underrepresented groups, aged 16–18 who are based in the Essex area, promises to offer a rare (and much needed) glimpse into what it is like to work in the book publishing industry, for young people considering a career in children’s book publishing. Whether students are interested in working as an illustrator, editor, publicist or sales person, this session and its accompanying mentoring programme aims to offer invaluable tips and insights on working in children’s book publishing, along with guidance on how to establish a career in the industry. You can register for a free place here.
People Person: An Evening with Candice Carty-Williams
26 April, 6.30pm
Nottingham Waterstones will be hosting this special event, in which bestselling author Candice Carty-Williams will be discussing her new novel, People Person. Carty-Williams is best known for her debut novel Queenie, which was the winner of the British Book Awards Book of the Year & Debut Book of the Year 2020. For more information and ticket prices, click here.
Glasshouse Book Club
26 April, 7pm
118 Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 6DG
Join The Common Press for an evening of queer books and socialising, followed by social drinks after the event. For the book club’s April pick, attendees will be reading and discussing Our Wives Under the Sea by Julia Armfield, which can be purchased directly from the bookshop at a discounted price by showing your ticket to the event. For more information and to book your free book club ticket, visit the evening’s Eventbrite page here.
Dr. Rangan Chatterjee Live: Happy Mind, Happy Life
27 April, 7.30pm
You don’t want to miss this incredible event where you will have the chance to join Dr Rangan Chatterjee, one of the most popular medical doctors in the UK, as he discusses his exciting upcoming book Happy Mind, Happy Life. Dr Chatterjee will provide attendees with an insight into the science of happiness as well as practical steps you can take to put yourself in control of your health and wellbeing. With a wealth of knowledge to support him, Dr Chatterjee is sure to inspire you to make healthy lifestyle changes, improving your mental health and wellbeing. You’ll even get the opportunity to ask questions at the Q&A session. Don’t miss out! Tickets here.
Virtual Book Tasting
29 April, 8pm
Searching through your TBR list for your next read, but nothing is calling out to you? This might be the event that fixes your problem. This exciting online event gives you the chance to get a little taste of a variety of new books, to help you pick your next read. Sign up here.
Assembly: An Evening with Natasha Brown
5 May, 7pm
Be sure to join Natasha Brown, author of the widely acclaimed novel Assembly, in this exciting event hosted by Foyles. To celebrate the release of the paperback edition, Natasha will be present for a discussion as well as for an audience Q&A and book signing. If you haven’t already read this incredible novel, which explores new and exciting ways of constructing narratives, now is the time. Shortlisted for the Folio Prize and awarded Foyles Fiction Book of the Year in 2021, Assembly is a book that deserves to be celebrated, and you won’t want to miss the celebration. Register here.