Sunday, 21 October 2012

Up and Coming Book Events for Halloween.


I have been sent two lots of details this week about some fabulous events coming up in the next month and I wanted to share them with you just in case you felt like going along. 
How better to spend Halloween than in the company of two bestselling writers whose gothic imaginations have thrilled millions of readers? Erin Morgenstern, author of The Night Circus, joins with Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler's Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry for an evening of uncanny tales, chaired by Viv Groskop, Literary Editor of Red. Come dressed in something dark and decadent for a chance to win £100 of chilling stories on the evening. 
 Wednesday 31st October at 7pm
In association with Vintage Books and Waterstones
The Prince Charles Cinema, 7 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7BY
Tickets £8 available from the Box Office  020 7494 3654

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EVENT: STAND UP FOR BOOKS – HALLOWEEN THEME
DATE: 26TH OCTOBER 2012
TIME: 8PM-10.30PM
PRICE: £3 (If you have a Society of Young Publishers or The Society of Authors membership)
             £5 for non members
Entry on the door or pre-book via The Society of Young Publishers website: http://www.thesyp.org.uk/eventinfo.php?id=489
 Stand up for Book is a quarterly event organised by The Society of Young Publishers and The Society of Authors. We aim to create an entertaining and welcoming literary evening for all book lovers who want to champion unpublished authors alongside star published names.

With Halloween just around the corner we thought it only natural to theme this month’s event on all things spooky.
 Our confirmed line up this month includes:
 ·         Brighton based author James Dawson, whose debut contemporary chiller Hollow Pike sent waves through the YA genre earlier this year. (Published by Indigo books – imprint of Orion publishing.)
·         Rock journalist turned author, dubbed the first lady of noir, Cathi Unsworth. Her first novel The Not Knowing was published in 2005 and her most recent release Weirdo delves into notions of cults and pure madness – a work of unforgettable Eastern Gothic.  
·         Debut author Kat Darby who’s novel The Unpierced Heart has been called a gothic gem with flavours of Wilkie Collins and Arthur Conan Doyle. Her fiction has been read on BBC radio and has published stories in a whole host of magazines including Slice, Mslexia and The London Magazine.
There will also be two winners chosen from the open call advertised exclusively on The Society of Authors website who will get to hop on stage alongside our headliners. All of the published author’s books will be available to buy on the night.

Contact
The Society of Young Publishers events@thesyp.org.uk or tweet @SYP_UK
The Society of Authors info@societyofauthors.org or tweet @Soc_of_Authors

4 comments:

  1. The event with Audrey Niffenegger sounds awesome, I recently read The Time Traveler's Wife and loved it! Shame I'm away for Hallowe'en :(

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    1. Oh I know. I am gutted that I am going to miss it too.

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  2. I so wish I could go to the Erin Morgenstern/Audrey Niffenegger event. If you make it, enjoy it for me!

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    1. Aargh! I can't go either. I wish I could.

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