Author Appearances in April 2017

Published: 09 April 2017 | by Staff reporter
Author Appearances in April 2017
Spring in the air and the sun in the sky, so what better treat than a few literary nights out at some key author events. Check out this list of author appearances in April and grab an opportunity to meet some of your favourite writers.

Tuesday April 11th 2017
Love Across Cultures
Love & Romance Across Cultures
Waterstones, Piccadilly
19:00-20:30

Jacaranda author Frances Mensah Williams (From Pasta to Pigfoot series) will join acclaimed authors Colette Dartford, Ayisha Malik and Ola Awonubi for a stellar evening of readings and lively conversation on how we talk about, write about and experience love and romance in different cultures.

Tickets cost £3 (which is redeemable against purchase of any of the books on the evening) and are available online, in store or by phone. Any questions or queries please contact events.piccadilly@waterstones.com

Tuesday 18th April 2017
Yurt Salon: Five Fiction Writers in a Yurt
Yurt Cafe
18:30-21:30

Five diverse writers of fiction will read from their latest novels and short stories. Betty Trask award winning author Irenosen Okojie (Butterfly Fish, Speak Gigantular) will join Abir Mukherjee, Ellen Harris, Juliet Mash and Oliver Maitland Hudson. The lineup includes award winners, seasoned travellers and new talent from school for writing at Goldsmiths University.

Tickets cost £3 in advance of £4 on the door. Doors will open at 18:30 for a 19:00 start.
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Saturday 22nd April 2017
Women on Women – Bare Lit Festival

Jacaranda authors Frances Mensah Williams (From Pasta to Pigfoot: Second Helpings) and Rasheda Ashanti Malcolm join Ayisha Malik and Samira Salani to talk about their work, and about how writing by women is often marketed as writing for women. Why has the 'chick lit' label persisted? And should it be embraced or challenged?

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Sunday 23rd April 2017

From Real to Unreal and Back
Bare Lit Festival

Irenosen Okojie (Butterfly Fish, Speak Gigantular) and Ali Bader join chair Inua Ellams to discuss how fiction can use fantastical elements to talk about the real world. They'll be exploring how the authors create these elements for their work, and also how they envisage their readers translating the fantastical back into their own realities.
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Sunday 23rd April 2017
When Bad Things Happen
Bare Lit Festival

Stephen Thompson, author of No More Heroes, joins writers Robyn Travis, Olumide Popoola and Nasrin Parvaz for a panel discussion on writers' experiences of creating fiction addressing themes of violence and trauma. How and why do we tread the difficult ground when we might be accused of triggering readers, making light of suffering or sensationalism?
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Thursday, 27 April 2017
Evelyn Dove: Britain's Black Cabaret Queen
Black Cultural Archives
13:00 to 14:00

Stephen Bourne celebrates the life and career of the glamorous London-born singer Evelyn Dove, the subject of his latest book. In the booming cabaret age of the 1920s and 1930s she thrilled audiences around the world. Her movie star looks captivated those in her presence. During the Second World War she kept the home fires burning with her appearances on BBC radio. Following the talk Stephen will be signing copies of Evelyn Dove: Britain's Black Cabaret Queen.

Tickets are £3 – click here to book now on Eventbrite

All proceeds go towards supporting the work of Black Cultural Archives.
- jacarandabooksartmusic.co.uk

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