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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.

23

MAR

Romeo & Juliet, they never felt this way I bet

The Mitchell Library, Glasgow, G3 7DN

Nine year old Charlie falls in love with Madonna and his obsession sees him through being persecuted at school, fitting in at university and finding boyfriends. The Madonna of Bolton by former Attitude editor Matt Cain gets you Into the Groove with a side of Hanky Panky! In Justin Myers’ (The Guyliner blog) The Last Romeo, 34-year-old James if fed up. His six-year relationship with Adam has imploded, he hates his job making up celebrity gossip, and when his wild night with a closeted Olympian goes viral he realises that maybe, some things are better left un-shared. Event starts at 8pm, to book tickets click here.

23

MAR

Sex & Politics

Foyles Cabot Circus, SU21, Bridgstowe Street, BRISTOL BS1 3BH

Join Lucy-Anne Holmes and Robert Woodshaw as they delve into the passions and frustrations that led them to write about sex and politics. With dramatised readings, author interviewing author, and a frank Q and A, this going to be unlike any author event you've ever attended. (Clothes will remain on at all times.). Time: 7.30pm-9pm. To book tickets click here.

23

MAR

Alexander Mayor live at London's Union Chapel

Union Chapel, Highbury corner, N1

Author Alexander Mayor, whose debut fiction collection 'Not From Above!' is published by Unbound on April 29th, will be playing a gig on the 23rd March 2019 at London's Union Chapel. His book comes with an album of 12 'regret-powered' ballads and jazzy-pop curios. Come along to hear a mix of stories and songs at the delightful lunchtime Daylight Music session. £5 on the door. More details here. Tickets here.

23

MAR

Walking book club : 21st-Century Yokel by Tom Cox 2pm Saturday

Number Seven Dulverton

If you wish to join the March walk and talk booking is essential. ​ 'Tickets' are priced at £17.00 which includes a hard back copy of 21st century Yokel, which Tom will sign for you on the day. For those of you that already own a copy the ticket price is £10.00 ​ Happy sociable dogs welcome, cats optional. . If you are based further afield but would like to attend we can pop a copy in the post, postage within the UK costs just £3.00, simply contact the shop to make arrangements. ​ We have teamed up with Knapp House and Loyton Lodge who are offering 10% discount to guests who have booked to join this event. On booking your place with us you will receive the secret code required when booking your stay. More information: here.

23

MAR

Past Tense, Present Stories

Southwark Cathedral

Authors from innovative publisher Unbound come together to celebrate the unsung roles of women in our human story, from our earliest survival through to 20th century wartime and the present day, and from the pioneering of shamans, students and scientists to the joy and pain of mothers, lovers and maids. Themes spanning migration, service, sacrifice and mental health to the forging of professional, artistic and political pathways are explored in a range of fascinating new fiction. Several of the narratives are inspired by, or told in the form of traditional sources of women’s history: oral storytelling, myth and legend, letters and diaries, arts and crafts. Please join Stephanie Bretherton (Bone Lines), Miranda Gold (A Small Dark Quiet), Alice Jolly (Mary Ann Sate, Imbecile) and Sarah K Marr (All The Perverse Angels) for talks, readings and signings on Saturday 23rd March at 11:25am at Southwark Cathedral. Time: 11.25am. More information and tickets here.

24

MAR

Sunday Assembly, Brighton

St Andrew's Church, Waterloo Street, Hove

Guest speakers from Extinction Rebellion and Draw The Line Comics will be sharing some fascinating insights into how individuals and communities can rise up to create a kinder and more aware society, by taking direct action through peaceful protest, civil disobedience and small acts of rebellion against the powers-that-be. Time: 11am. Tickets and more information here.

27

MAR

Bitter Leaves - Launch

Blackwells, Edinburgh

The launch of Bitter Leaves, by Unbound author, Tabatha Stirling. Time: 6.30 pm. More information here.

27

MAR

Sex & Politics

Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, King's Cross, London N1 9DY

Join Lucy-Anne Holmes and Robert Woodshaw as they delve into the passions and frustrations that led them to write about sex and politics. With dramatised readings*, author interviewing author, and a frank Q&A, this going to be unlike any other author event you've attended. Lucy-Anne Holmes, award winning rom-com writer and founder of the successful No More Page 3 campaign, talks about her memoir Don’t Hold My Head Down. The story of how she found feminism through sex and took on the The Sun over Page 3. And Robert Woodshaw introduces his debut novel, The Iron Bird, which reinvents Animal Farm for the modern reader. What animal is David Cameron? And why would Baroness Thatcher want to inspect an organ that has been inserted into the mouth of a pig? *clothes will remain on at all times. Time: 7pm. More information and tickets here.

03

APR

Pre-concert talk about 'Ghost Variations' and the Schumann Violin Concerto

Great Malvern Priory

As curtain-raiser to the English Symphony Orchestra's concert, author Jessica Duchen is interviewed by the conductor Kenneth Woods about her novel 'Ghost Variations', which tells the true story of how the Schumann Violin Concerto was rediscovered in the 1930s - with the help of a ouija board, a Swedish ambassador, Joseph Goebbels, Yehudi Menuhin and our heroine, the charismatic and influential Hungarian violinist Jelly d'Arányi Time: 6.30pm. More information and tickets here.

04

APR

Book Launch (semi-private)

112 St. Martin's Lane London, WC2N 4BD

Semi-private book launch of Unscripted by Claire Handscombe. Time:6.30pm.

11

APR

The Riff Raff

89 Effra Rd, Brixton, London SW2 1DF

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. This is your chance to: * Hear new work from exciting debut authors first... * Ask questions of authors who only recently made the leap onto Step One of that daunting publishing ladder… * Snap up signed copies of books... * Seek inspiration for your own masterpiece… * Discover how each of these authors got published... * And, most importantly, to make friends with people who understand that trying to write a book is HARD. **************************************************************** April's event will be co-hosted by Helen Cullen - author of The Lost Letters of William Woolf On the night we will be joined by the following five debut authors.... Caoilinn Hughes, author of The Orchid & The Wasp - a novel about gigantic ambitions and hard-won truths, chewing through sexuality, class, and politics, crackling with joyful, anarchic fury. Gyntha Lodge, author of She Lies in Wait - A corkscrew-twisty, knife-sharp thriller— doubling as a tender ode to loss and longing. Ben Smith, author of Doggerland - an unsettling and evocative novel about two men isolated on an offshore windfarm in the future. Carolyn Kirby, author of The Conviction of Cora Burns - a gritty and compelling gothic thriller set in Birmingham in the 1880s, which questions where we first learn violence: from our scars or our hearts? Claire Handscombe, author of Unscripted - A thoughtful, quirky, and moving story of friendship and second chances, which asks the question: how far can you take your dream? Time:7pm. More information and tickets here.

13

APR

Author signing at Waterstones Norwich

11-17 Castle Street, Norwich, NR2 1PB

Author signing- Claire Handscombe. Time:1pm. More information here.

16

APR

Sex & Politics

Waterstones, 1-5 Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham NG1 2GR

An evening of SEX & POLITICS Join Lucy-Anne Holmes and Robert Woodshaw as they delve into the passions and frustrations that led them to write about sex and politics. With dramatised readings*, author interviewing author, and a frank Q and A, this going to be unlike any author event you've been to. Lucy-Anne Holmes, award winning rom-com writer and founder of the successful No More Page 3 campaign, talks about her memoir Don’t Hold My Head Down. The story of how she found feminism through sex and took on the The Sun over Page 3. And Robert Woodshaw talks about his debut novel, The Iron Bird, which takes the premise of Animal Farm and applies it to the life of Margaret Thatcher, a bird of prey. What animal is David Cameron? And why would Baroness Thatcher want to inspect an organ that has been inserted into the mouth of a pig? Both books are published with Unbound, the world's leading crowdfunding publisher. *clothes will remain on at all times. Time:6.30pm. More information and tickets here.

17

APR

ODETTE: A celebration of Swan Lake

22 Mansfield Street, London W1

Author Jessica Duchen joins forces with award-winning violinist Fenella Humphreys and pianist Viv McLean to tell the story behind the stories of her novel Odette, the beloved ballet Swan Lake and Tchaikovsky himself, with a dynamic programme of words and music. Time: 7pm. More information and tickets here.

27

APR

Launch of Green Gold at RBGE

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, John Hope Gateway, Edinburgh EH3 5NZ

Launch of Book plus exhibition. Author talk, exhibition of paintings and archives linked to book, plus fulfilment of some perks for PatronsLaunch of Green Gold at RBGE, event starts at 10am. Buy tickets here

27

APR

ODETTE: A celebration of Swan Lake

St Mary's, Perivale

Author Jessica Duchen joins forces with the award-winning violinist Fenella Humphreys and pianist Viv McLean to tell the stories behind her novel ‘Odette’, the beloved ballet ‘Swan Lake’ and Tchaikovsky himself. A dynamic evening of words and music! Time:7.30pm. More information and tickets here.

29

MAY

Dark Suffolk: Writing fantasy in East Anglia

Bury St Edmunds Library, Suffolk

Local author Joshua Winning discusses the real settings and twisted history that inspired The Sentinel Trilogy, the only young-adult fantasy series set in Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds. Time:11am. Venue information here.

01

JUN

Joshua Winning Book Signing

Waterstones, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Joshua Winning will be signing copies of his teen thriller, Vicious Rumer. Time: 10am Click here for more information.

01

JUN

The Ghosts of War

Oxford Town Hall

It's one of the strangest stories in the history of music: could Robert Schumann's lost violin concerto really have been discovered by means of a seance nearly 100 years after the composer's death? Novelist and music journalist Jessica Duchen picks up the story as we hear Schumann's rich and unusual concerto courtesy of Alena Baeva, making her debut with the Orchestra. Before that comes an equally heartfelt elegy by Frederick Septimus Kelly, a Balliol graduate killed in the Great War with his own connection to the Schumann seance. And to finish, one of the great orchestral showpieces of the twentieth century: Bartok's spicy and spectacular Concerto for Orchestra. Time:7.30pm. More information and tickets here.

31

AUG

Hastings Lit Fest

Slade Hall, Hastings

Tabatha Stirling in conversation with Jane Harris with Q and A and book signing. Time: 2pm. More information and tickets here.