Upcoming Publishing Events
By Erin Evett, Maria Sadek and Sabeehah Saleq
Waterstones Christmas Book Club
7 December, 6:00 p.m.
Looking for the perfect cosy, bookish event to kick off the festive season? Why not try Waterstones’ Christmas Book Club Event! In Waterstone’s Final Book Club of this year, the discussion will be focused on What Writers Read by the beloved Pandora Sykes! This will be an informal chat, with plenty of free mince pies and prosecco to go around as well as opportunities for late-night book shopping (dreamy!). The event is totally free to join, and you can reserve a spot here.
Waterstones Christmas Evening: Meet Natalie Haynes, Crouch End
7 December, 7:00 p.m.
Kick off the festive season by joining bestselling broadcaster and author Natalie Haynes at Waterstones Crouch End as she discusses her new book, Stone Blind. The book follows the story of Medusa, discussing themes such as beauty or mortality in this fascinating reimagining. If you’re a fan of Booktok hits The Song of Achilles or Circe this event cannot be missed! There will also be minced pies and mulled wine to get you into the cosy festive season. For more information and to buy tickets, click here.
The Big Kids Lit Pub Quiz at Waterstones Piccadilly
7 December, 7:00 p.m.
Fancy testing your knowledge of children’s literature? Make sure you come down to Waterstones Piccadilly to join in their pub-quiz style event in celebration of the release of the British Library Children’s Literary Treasury, an anthology to highlight the wonderful world of children’s books. You can either bring your friends along or make new ones when you’re there, but come prepared for plenty of questions, prizes and fun! This event is sure to be fantastic, and will be great for anyone interested in a job in children’s publishing, so make sure you click this link to find out more.
Christmas Evening at Waterstones Worcester
8 December, 5:00 p.m.
Don’t miss out on this fabulously festive evening in Waterstones Worcester, where you will be joined by local author Sarah Hawkswood. She will be discussing her new book, A Taste For Killing: A Medieval Mystery, before doing a Q&A and a signing copies of her book. There will also be mince pies, mulled wine and Christmas music for a truly festive feel. It is also the perfect opportunity for buying last-minute Christmas presents, as the option for charity gift wrapping will be available on the night. For more information and ticket prices, click here.
Authors of our Generation Event 2022
10 December, 12:00 p.m.
Following two years of virtual celebration for authors, Authentic Worth finally have the chance to bring the celebration to life in this exciting in-person event! The event will cast a spotlight on Authentic Worth’s published authors who will be discussing the inspiration behind their writing as well as the valuable lessons they have learned as full-time authors. Some of the featured panellists include Des Amey, author of Starting Your Property Side Hustle, Matthieu Smite, author of Tap Into Your Journey, Phyllis Dennis, author of The Unveiling Light, Sandra Obeng author of Encourage Your Best Life, Tara Mulumba, author of The Garden Of My Soul, Author Syreene Murrain, author of A Cry Within and Sasha Gay Smith, author of Who’s Knocking. The event will also include a prize giveaway, as well as an exciting networking session at the end! Don’t miss out, get more info and tickets here.
An Evening with Adrian Tchaikovsky in York
14 December, 7:00 p.m.
Join Arthur C. Clarke winner and Sunday Times bestseller Adrian Tchaikovsky in York on his tour around the UK as he promotes his new book, The City of the Last Chances, and his return to writing fantasy. The novel focuses on the city Ilmar under the Palleseen occupation and how the city is teetering on the verge of revolution. For more information and ticket prices, click here.
An Exclusive Online Event with Veronica Roth in conversation with Samantha Shannon
14 December, 7:30 p.m.
Join The New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth in conversation with Samantha Shannon, bestselling author of The Priory of the Orange Tree and The Bone Season series. She will be discussing her new, highly anticipated novel, Poster Girl, a dystopian novel focusing on the expanding role of surveillance in society. She is best known for the Divergent series and the novel, Chosen Ones. This event will be held on zoom. For more information and ticket prices, click here.