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Unbound authors are a busy lot. Here is our upcoming event calendar for the UK. If you are putting an event on with an Unbound author let us know here and we will add it to the list.

25

JUN

Meet the Author: Michelle Jana Chan and ‘Song’

Calcot & Spa, Near Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8YJ

Vanity Fair magazine’s travel editor, Michelle Jana Chan will head to the Cotswolds and address a Calcot audience a few days before the publication of her latest book, ‘Song” – a sweeping historical epic that spans half a century and half the globe. Arrive at 12 noon for 12.30pm, priced £29.50 per person and includes a two course lunch and a glass of wine. To buy tickets click here .

12

JUL

Matt Cain launches the Madonna of Bolton at lunchtime signing in Waterstones, Bolton

34-36 Deansgate, Bolton BL1 1BL

Bolton boy and former editor of Attitude magazine, Matt Cain, will be launching his new novel The Madonna of Bolton at Bolton Waterstones at this lunchtime signing. 12.30pm, event details here here.

13

JUL

An Evening With Matt Cain, Waterstones Deansgate Manchester

91 Deansgate, Manchester M3 2BW

Come along to hear Matt Cain, recent editor of Attitude magazine, discuss his new novel, The Madonna of Bolton. Beginning in a pebble-dashed house in suburban Bolton, at a time when most little boys want to grow up to be Michael Jackson, and girls want to be Princess Di, the plot follows Juno Dawson Charlie Matthews' love story, documenting the importance of being true to yourself. Remembering the Green Cross Code and getting out of football are the most important things in his life, until Auntie Jan gives him a gift that will last a lifetime: a seven-inch single called `Lucky Star'... On his ninth birthday, Charlie discovers Madonna, and falls in love. His obsession sees him through some tough times in life: being persecuted at school, fitting in at a posh university, a glamorous career in London, finding boyfriends, getting rid of boyfriends, and family heartbreak. Madonna's music and videos inspire him, and her fierce determination to succeed gives him the confidence to do the same. Ultimately, though, he must learn to let go of his idol and find his own voice. Charlie's story is Billy Elliot meets Beautiful Thing wearing a conical bra - a story for anyone who ever sang their heart out, looked for love and dreamed of more... The Madonna of Bolton will make you laugh, cry and Get Into the Groove. It's a book to Cherish and a Ray of Light, and it even has a little Hanky Panky. The event starts at 6.30pm, to book tickets click here.

23

SEP

Kenilworth Arts Festival: Local Authors Showcase: Harriet Cummings, Patrick Kincaid & more

Priory Theatre, Kenilworth

Hear from a selection of local authors, including: Harriet Cummings. Harriet is a freelance writer with a background in history of art and gender studies. Harriet is a graduate of the prestigious Faber Academy creative writing course and her debut novel, We All Begin as Strangers, was shortlisted for the Books are my Bag Reader Award 2017. Her second novel will be published by Orion later this year. Patrick Kincaid's first novel, The Continuity Girl, was published earlier this year through Unbound. The Continuity Girl is a comic love story in which the discovery of a long-lost version of a cult movie sheds light on a 45-year-old love affair between a Hollywood filmmaker and a real-life Loch Ness monster hunter. The book has garnered praised from Jonathan Coe, who has described it as a ‘wistfully entertaining romantic comedy’. & more to be announced soon. Event starts at 11am, to buy tickets click here

10

OCT

Words as Music with Jessica Duchen, Miranda Gold, Lev Parikian and Tot Taylor

MAP Studio Café 46 Grafton Road NW5 3DU

Join us for a magical evening to explore how words can become music with Jessica Duchen, Miranda Gold, Lev Parikian and Tot Taylor. They will be reading from their work and discussing the transformative potential of Literature that approaches - and often captures - the visceral power of musical forms. To book tickets click here. Event starts at 7pm.

28

OCT

Great War Centenary Festival Preview and Concert with Tim Atkinson

St Botolph's Church, Boston, Lincolnshire

This is the launch event for a two week festival of remembrance marking the centenary of the Armistice in 1918. To book tickets click here.