Weardale Wordfest 2019: Discussion with local writers Marie Gardiner, Amy Lord and Pauline Messenger
Oct
26
3:15 pm15:15

Weardale Wordfest 2019: Discussion with local writers Marie Gardiner, Amy Lord and Pauline Messenger

Three different writers who have written three very different books! Marie is an author, photographer and documentary film-maker whose first book, Sunderland Industrial Giant, was published in 2017. Amy is a writer, blogger and digital marketer. Her debut , The Disappeared, is an award-winning dystopian novel about a young woman who uses banned books to fight back against an authoritarian regime, after the arrest of her father. Pauline’s book, Only Dead Fish go with the Flow, is a very personal account of her journey through change, challenges, divorce, bereavement and much more. Hear them talk about what inspired them to venture into print.

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Independent Bookshop Day Author Event with Amy Lord and Daniel James
Oct
5
4:00 pm16:00

Independent Bookshop Day Author Event with Amy Lord and Daniel James

Join two local authors who have both been shortlisted for the Guardian's Not The Booker Prize as they discuss their award winning novels.

Join both of these North East writers as they talk their books and give a readings before taking part in a Q&A session and sign copies of their books for the audience.

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The Riff Raff August Meet: Co-host Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
Aug
8
7:00 pm19:00

The Riff Raff August Meet: Co-host Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

The Riff Raff is an event for aspiring authors and lovers of new writing. Each month we hear from five debut authors with a recently published book.

August's event will be co-hosted by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan - author of Harmless Like You and Starling Days. On the night we will be joined by the following five debut authors....

Zeba Talkhani, author of My Past is a Foreign Country - a memoir charting Talkhani's experiences growing up in Saudi Arabia amid patriarchal customs reminiscent of The Handmaid's Tale, and her journey to find freedom abroad in India, Germany and the UK as a young woman.

Lara Williams, author of Supper Club - Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Fleabag meets Nora Ephron's Heartburn in this savagely funny and perceptive tale of rage and joy, hunger and friendship, bodies and the space they take up in the world.

Ian Maleney, author of Minor Monuments - a thought-provoking and quietly devastating essay collection meditating on family and loss.

Temi Oh, author of Do You Dream of Terra Two? - a tightly wound, emotional epic that asks important questions about humanity, goodness, belief, technology, love, friendship, and duty.

Amy Lord, author of The Disappeared - an unflinching tale of resistance set in a near-future Britain in dark political times.

Image credit: Alice Lubbock

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Book launch - The Disappeared, by Amy Lord with special guests
Jun
29
5:00 pm17:00

Book launch - The Disappeared, by Amy Lord with special guests

Join author Amy Lord for the launch of her debut novel, The Disappeared. Find out how the book came to be written and published, after a successful crowdfunding campaign with publisher Unbound.

There will also be readings from poet Lisette Auton and music from singer songwriter Elaine Palmer. Plus cake and refreshments.

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Middlesbrough Libraries Author Talk
May
23
6:00 pm18:00

Middlesbrough Libraries Author Talk

Join me for this talk on my award-winning debut novel The Disappeared and why I chose to work with the world's first crowdfunding publisher, Unbound, on the book's release.

Plus the ups and downs of crowdfunding, what makes a successful campaign and why crowdfunding might be the future for publishing.

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