This October sees the return of one of the year's highlights for Leeds' book lovers; Morley Lit Fest. Now in its sixth year, this year's lineup is absolutely massive, with talks from Ian Rankin and the writers of some of the Doctor Who novels and audio books. There are also talks from experts and academics, including Lucinda Hawksley and Juliet Barker, as well as creative writing and jewellery making workshops.
I'll be going to see Emma Henderson (whose book Grace William's Says it Loud was picked out of the tankard for book club this month, that we shall be discussing on the 16 October at Arcadia Bar from about 5ish, and after which I shall never be putting a book in the tankard again I promise!) on Monday 10th in the evening, and also Tracy Borman, writer of Elizabeth's Women, and Matilda Queen of the Conqueror, which I am currently reading. Anyone who fancies joining me, please do.
I am also very pleased to have been asked to be part of the Culture Vulture's evening on Saturday 15th celebrating Mills and Boon, a publishing house I have guiltily indulged in for several years. The night shall include cabaret performance and readings, and well as a design-you-own cover prize and music. Plus me wittering on about books and how great they are, as usual.
You can buy tickets for these and many other events here. I look forward to seeing you all there!
(ps for the more discerning reader, yes I have just figured out how to insert hyperlinks I have therefore gone a bit hyperlink happy. What's that you say? Been blogging for nearly two years and only just figured this out? Oh go away.)