Brixton Book Jam
I’m going to be reading an extract from Argleton for the Brixton Book Jam on Monday 1 October, if you want to come along and see my first ever book reading! Zelda Rhiando, who helps organise it, describes it as “a free quarterly literary event, where famous and not so famous authors do a five minute reading each to a highly appreciative and attentive audience.”
Some of the other authors, and their books, that I’ll be sharing the stage with are:
- Jim Bob (Carter USM) – Driving Jarvis Ham
- Courttia Newland – The Gospel According to Cane
- Adam Mars-Jones – Pilcrow
- Martin Millar – Lonely Were Wolf Girl
- James Dawson – YA thriller Hollow Pike
- Keith Kahn-Harris – The Best Waterskier in Luxembourg
- Doug e. Graves – Homerton Sweet Homerton
There will also be a popup bookshop featuring Herne Hill Books, local presses and indie authors.
Date: Monday, 1st October 2012
Location: Hootananny Brixton, 95 Effra Road, SW2 1DF
Women in Publishing
I’m also going to be participating in Women in Publishing‘s upcoming panel discussion on the recent sockpuppet furore, which I’ve covered extensively on my Forbes blog. We’ll be looking at the scandal itself; how it has been handled by the media, the publishing industry and readers; and what we think could or should be done about the issue of sock puppets now.
Details are still forthcoming, but the panel will be on the evening of 10 October, from 7pm. I’ll update this post when I have more information.