Back from my holiday in Italy to a busy week, with two events coming up…
On Thursday 24th September I will be at Goldsboro Books’ History in the Court event, celebrating historical fiction: “an informal gathering for fans of the genre to meet the best historical fiction authors published today.” There’s a chance to meet authors such as the wonderful Lindsey Davis, Elizabeth Buchan, Karen Maitland, Simon Scarrow … and I will be there too.
The event runs from 6.00-9.00pm, at 23-27 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4EZ (tel: +44 (0) 207 497 9230; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.) Entry is £5.00 and booking is advisable.
To be honest, I am not entirely sure of the format of the evening, but I understand that it is very informal, so if you are able to come along next Thursday, it would be lovely to see you there!
And on Friday 25th September, I will be back in York to take part in European Researchers’ Night.
European Researchers’ Night is a mega event which takes place every year simultaneously in several hundred cities all over Europe and beyond. It aims to show that research is fun and influences daily life for all of us. YorNight is York’s contribution to this event, hosted by theUniversity of York in partnership with the York Museums Trust. This year we will be celebrating the 10-year anniversary of European Researchers’ Night on the 25 September.
I’ll be at York Explore between 6.30 and 7.15 talking to Dr Kate Giles about turning fact into fiction and how I use my research into the city’s archives to write historical fiction, with much reference to Time’s Echo, The Memory of Midnight, The Edge of Dark and, of course, the forthcoming House of Shadows. All the events on YorNight are completely free, and there’s a huge range of exciting activities to choose from on the night.
The evening at York Explore also offers a chance to hear historian and broadcaster Bettany Hughes talking about getting her ideas across to the widest possible audience. It should be a great evening, so do come along if you can!