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In-person Events

Summer 2024             

Tales from the City: Literary Walk

Tales from the City: The Literary Walk in partnership with The Parks Trust

Saturday 11 May 2024, starts/end MK Gallery, Central Milton Keynes, 2.00pm; Free: no booking required

Join us for a 90 minute literary walk around CMK to hear funny, poignant, tender, euphoric, apocalyptic and downright crazy stories and poems from our #MinK anthologies of the best of local writing. Event is part of Walking Festival 2024, organised by The Parks Trust.

Globetrotting: The Literary Walk

Globetrotting: The Literary Walk in partnership with The Parks Trust

Sunday 12 May 2024, starts/ends Parks Trust Pavilion, Campbell Park, 2.00pm; £5/£3

Join Duncan Minshull for an enlightening stroll around Campbell Park, weaving in selected stories from his latest anthology of literary greats, Globetrotting: Writers Walk The World. The walk begins and ends at The Parks Trust in Campbell Park, and will take approximately 90 minutes.


New Historical Fiction with Conn Iggulden and Giles Kristian

Monday 10 June 2024, Waterstones Midsummer Place, Milton Keynes, 7.00pm; £5

Giles Kristian and Conn Iggulden will be in conversation with award-winning writer/director, Philip Stevens, as they talk about their gripping new historical fiction novels, Arthur and Nero. Ticket holders will receive a complimentary beverage and a discount on hardback copies of the novels if purchased on the evening.

A Dress for Kathleen: Heather Richardson

A Dress for Kathleen with Heather Richardson

Tuesday 18 June 2024, The Box, Arts Central MK, 18-20 Burners Lane, Kiln Farm MK11 3HB. 6.30pm; £10/£7

A Dress for Kathleen began life as a hand-embroidered Irish linen dress honouring a teenager who died cycling home from work early in World War II. Heather Richardson’s testimonial to her aunt is now a book that explores family, making and the threads that connect past and present.

The Bookshop Series: AJ West and Sarah Pinborough

An Evening with A.J. West and Sarah Pinborough!

Wednesday 31 July 2024, Waterstones Midsummer Place, Milton Keynes, 7.00pm; £5

Join us at Waterstones MK to welcome bestselling authors A.J. West and Sarah Pinborough in conversation with Stony Radio's Caz Tricks to discuss historical thrillers, and particularly A.J.’s atmospheric new novel, The Betrayal of Thomas True. Tickets include a complimentary beverage and discounts on hardback purchases on the night. 

The Bookshop Series: Janey Lee Grace

Janey Lee Grace: From Wham! to Woo...

Wednesday 20 November 2024, Waterstones Midsummer Place, Milton Keynes, 7.00pm; £5

Waterstones Milton Keynes, supported by the MK Lit Fest, are delighted to welcome singer, TV and radio presenter, beauty and lifestyle coach, and author, Janey Lee Grace, to the store on Wednesday 20th November at 7pm, where she will be talking about her fascinating new memoir, From Wham! to Woo: A Life on the Mic.

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