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    Past Events

  1. Polari at Queer Contact – Manchester

    An evening of literature readings and spoken word as London’s award-winning LGBT literary salon returns to Contact.

    Hosted by Paul Burston, I’ll be appearing alongside J. Fergus Evans, Adam Lowe, Cheryl Martin and Young Enigma.

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  2. Amy Mason Author Event

    I’ll be chairing an evening with debut novelist Amy Mason. Fresh from winning the Dundee International Book Prize, Amy will be launching her novel The Other Ida:

    “Funny, bright, bold and exciting. Sparkles with originality and insight.”Viv Groskop

    Almost 30 and entirely irresponsible, Ida Irons returns home for her mothers funeral. It’s the first time she’s been back, or seen her younger sister Alice, in many years.

    Their mother was the caustic and secretive writer Bridie Adair, who named Ida after her infamous play. While Ida has been struggling to escape its shadow, Alice has been dealing with problems of her own. Forced to confront their fractured relationship, the sisters question their own troubling memories and the story behind the strange, violent play that bears Ida’s name. Who really was the other Ida?

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  3. Harrogate History Festival

    ‘New Blood’

    With Victoria Hendry, Elisabeth Gifford, Kate Worsley, chaired by Manda Scott.

  4. Surrey New Writers Festival

    Discussion panel: Novelists on the Novel
    Join four dynamic novelists (Beatrice Hitchman, Zoe Pilger, Paul Vlitos, and Tabish Khair) for a discussion about the challenges and joys of penning a novel, and the path they’ve taken to publish their work.


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  5. Thames Valley History Festival – In Conversation

    Chairman of the Historical Writers Association, Manda Scott, is in conversation with Tom Harper and Beatrice Hitchman, in an attempt to capture more than a series of clashing monologues but the essence of contemporary thinking on history.

    Manda Scott, founder and chairman of the HWA, novelist, columnist and broadcaster talks with Tom Harper, who studied history at Lincoln College, Oxford and his novels have been sold into twenty languages, from Brazil to China. And, Beatrice Hitchman who read English and French at Edinburgh University and worked as a documentary film editor, also writing and directing short films.

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  6. Literary Death Match at Festival No 6

    4 authors

    3 judges

    2 finalists

    1 epic finale

    More info here



  7. Independents Day at the ICA: Making Debuts

    What are the prospects for a first-time writer? What is the key to discovering new talent and what role does the independent sector play in nurturing the stars of tomorrow? Writers and editors talk about their publishing experiences, with a panel discussion followed by a Q&A chaired by Erica Wagner (Literary Editor of The Times), featuring Amy Sackville (Granta), Bea Hitchman (Profile/Serpent’s Tail), Patrick Flannery (Atlantic), Ellah Allfrey (Granta editor), and Ravi Mirchandani (Atlantic Books)

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  8. Liverpool Literature Festival – First Words: Debut Authors in Discussion

    How hard is the road to getting your first book published? Is being an author all you expect it to be? These questions and many more will be answered by debut novelists of 2013 Beatrice Hitchman, Sarah Butler and Gavin Extence, John Ironmonger and Kerry Hudson who debuted in fine form in 2012. They will also offer tips to budding debut novelists out there too.

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  9. Indigo Bristol feat Beatrice Hitchman

    Bristol’s wonderful LBT Women’s Networking night regroups for a night of prosecco, plotting and Petite Mort…
    Tickets are £6 for entry/ £12 for entry + signed first edition hardback copy. Venez nombreux(/ses)!

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  10. Bristol Women’s Literature Festival

    Watershed, Bristol

    Stella Duffy, Selma Dabbagh, Bidisha, Helen Dunmore, Beatrice Hitchman

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  11. Polari Literary Salon

    Beatrice Hitchman will be reading from Petite Mort at 2013’s Polari Literary Salon on the 26th February.

    The February event in the Polari at Southbank Centre series celebrates the best in new LGBT literary talent with the Polari Book Prize. There’s also a showcase of queer fiction, poetry and performance, with contributions from Neil Alexander, Charlie Bauer, Stella Duffy, Bethan Roberts and Marco Mancassola.

    Find out more at the Southbank Centre