We're holding a number of Zoom-based events in 2020 to bring you writers, words, books and ideas while we're unable to safely mingle face-to-face. Click through to individual events for further details. All events have been recorded and will be available to watch on YouTube in due course. Follow the individual links where videos are now available.
* All the events listed below are free to attend, but donations to our costs would be very welcome. Click here to donate online.
Footprints & Future Fossils: Reading, In Conversation & Q&A
Tuesday 22 September, 7.30pm: CLICK HERE TO WATCH AN ONLINE RECORDING
“What will the world look like ten thousand or ten million years from now?”
Andy Merritt, Future Fossil artist, and Professor David Farrier, author of Footprints: In Search of Future Fossils, talk to Fiona Boundy, Future Fossil Commissioner.
Two Poets: Sophia Blackwell and John McCullough
Wednesday 30 September, 7.30pm: Free
Join us to hear readings from two of the UK's brightest rising poetry talents, with performance poet Sophia Blackwell and winner of the Hawthornden Prize for Literature 2020, John McCullough. Both poets will read from their latest collections, and will take questions from the audience at the end of the session.
MinK2020 Anthology Launch: City of Dreams, with Jack Sheffield and winner readings
Friday 9 October, 7pm: Free
Join us to celebrate the launch of the second issue of MinK, including the winning poems and flash fiction in our 2020 Creative writing competition, City of Dreams. Winners and runners-up will read their pieces, and will be introduced - and congratulated - by author Jack Sheffield.
Peter Laws: Greetings from Creepy Cove
Friday 23 October, 7.30pm: Free
Peter Laws is an ordained Reverend with a taste for the macabre. He is the creator of the acclaimed Matt Hunter crime-fiction series, published by Allison and Busby. The latest, Possessed, explores the world of murder and demonic possession.
Flash Fiction: David Gaffney and Tania Hershman
Wednesday 25 November, 7.30pm: Free
Flash fiction - short stories with added emphasis on the brevity - is the rising star of literary genres. Join us for an evening with two of its finest practitioners, David Gaffney and Tania Hershman, who will leave you realising that less really can be more.