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Indie Author Fair 2015 @Foyles

A chance to meet over 50 indie authors, chat with them and buy their books. This free event is part of the London Book Fair Indie Author Fringe Festival.

Foyles, London WC2H

Fri 17 Apr

Free

John Niven

The author in conversation with Jenni Fagan.

Looking Glass Books, Edinburgh

Fri 17 Apr

Free / 0131 229 2902

Sunday Scratch Sessions

An opportunity to see new work being scratched and developed in the atmospheric and chilled setting of our Living Room installation.

Roundhouse, London NW1

Sun 31 May

Dorfman Hub

Free / 0844 482 8008

The Big Glasgow Comic & Craft Fair

The Big Glasgow Comic Page presents a day of assorted geekery complete with 17 vendors selling back issues, graphic novels, original art, fan art, toys, t-shirts, jewellery, crafts, cupcakes and loads more. Cosplay/fancy dress encouraged with a competition for under and over 16s.

The Arches Café Bar & Restaurant, Glasgow

Sat 6 Jun

Free / 0141 565 1035

Sat 5 Sep

Free / 0141 565 1035

Walkabout, Glasgow

Sat 2 May

Over-18s only

Free / 0141 332 8209

Sat 18 Jul

Free / 0141 332 8209

Over 18s

Sat 31 Oct

Free / 0141 332 8209

Over 18s

Thu 5 Nov

Free / 0141 332 8209

Over 18s

Book Club

An informal reading group.

Bridgwater Arts Centre

Wed 1 Apr

Free / 01278 422700

Wed 6 May

Free / 01278 422700

Emma Wright

The Emma Press launch Campaign In Poetry, an anthology of new political poems.

The Betsey Trotwood, London EC1R

Wed 15 Apr

Free / 020 7253 4285

  • 19:30 – 22:00 Emma Wright The Betsey Trotwood, London

Ingenious Impressions: The Coming of the Book

The first major UK exhibition to explore the history of the printed book, this features treasures from the University of Glasgow collection and focuses on themes such as the transition from vellum to paper, the identity and role of the first printers, the content of the earliest printed books and book ownership and…

Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, Glasgow

Tue 31 Mar

Free / 0141 330 4221

Wed 1 Apr

Free / 0141 330 4221

Thu 2 Apr

Free / 0141 330 4221

…and 69 more dates until 21 Jun

Writers Group

Writers are invited to read their work at this weekly group meeting.

Sofi's, Edinburgh

Tue 31 Mar

Free / 0131 555 7019

Tue 7 Apr

Free / 0131 555 7019

Tue 14 Apr

Free / 0131 555 7019

Tue 21 Apr

Free / 0131 555 7019

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5 Skills of Listening

Listening is a skill - requiring us to truly listen and understand the other person. Join us for the 5 skills of listening.

Dalston C.L.R. James Library, London E8

Sat 9 May

Free / 020 8356 2539

Love Yourself: No Matter What

Can you love yourself despite your flaws and all? The most important relationship of all is your relationship with you. When does loving yourself ever become too much? Love yourself, not too much, not too little, just right.

The Pirate Castle, London NW1

Sun 5 Apr

Free / 020 7267 6605

AL Kennedy in Conversation with Jenni Fagan

Author AL Kennedy takes part in a reading and conversation with Edinburgh University Writer in Residence, Jenni Fagan.

Looking Glass Books, Edinburgh

Thu 9 Apr

Free / 0131 229 2902

Alasdair Gray: Spheres of Influence I

The centrality of Alasdair Gray's work as a visual artist and writer is traceable by drawing connections between his epic work and that of the artists who've come before and after him. This exhibition looks at the influences on Gray himself, and his own influence on others, drawing on works in the Gallery's collection.

Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

Tue 31 Mar

Free / 0141 287 3050

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Wed 1 Apr

Free / 0141 287 3050

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

Thu 2 Apr

Free / 0141 287 3050

Part of The Alasdair Gray Season.

…and 53 more dates until 25 May

Anthony Trollope Treasures Display

A display dedicated to the English author including items from his archive and personal effects and the library's manuscript copy of Trollope's autobiography,

The British Library, London NW1

Tue 31 Mar

Free / 0843 208 1144

Wed 1 Apr

Free / 0843 208 1144

Thu 2 Apr

Free / 0843 208 1144

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Art Lunchtime Talk: Art, Love And War: The Davies Sisters Of Wales

TV presenter and author Trevor Fishlock talks about the lives of Gwendoline and Margaret Davies, followed by a book signing.

National Museum Cardiff

Fri 17 Apr

Free / 029 2039 7951

Ben Aaronovitch: Rivers Of London

For World Book Night, Hillingdon Libraries present Ben Aaronovitch, author of Rivers of London.

Manor Farm Library, Ruislip

Thu 23 Apr

Free

Books in Focus: Kandinsky's Klänge

A close-up look at Wassily Kandinsky's 1913 book Klänge (Sounds), which features woodcuts and texts detailing the artist's journey to pure abstraction.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two, Edinburgh

Thu 2 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

Charlie Bears Signing

Charlie Bears Charlie Bears Signing Event Sunday 28th June.

World Of Bears, Taunton

Sun 28 Jun

Free

Civil Society, Liberalism And The Role Of The State (Lecture 1)

Talk about the changing roles of the voluntary sector, civil responsibility, the welfare system and the appropriate role for the state.

Gresham College, London EC1N

Tue 21 Apr

Free / 020 7831 0575

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Civil Society, Liberalism And The Role Of The State (Lecture 2)

Talk about what should be seen to be the appropriate role for the state, voluntary sectors and the church as society changes.

Gresham College, London EC1N

Tue 12 May

Free / 020 7831 0575

Don't Leave Me Now

Dementia Pathfinders Community Interest Company presents Don't Leave Me Now Directed by Jeni Draper Exploring the impact of young onset dementia on two very different families, Don't Leave me Now is inspired by two real life stories.

Secombe Theatre, Sutton

Mon 20 Apr

Free / 020 8770 6990

Edinburgh Creative Writers' Club

Creative writers of all stripes – poets, short story scribes, script writers, flash fiction junkies – are invited to discuss all things writing, from procuring an agent to overcoming writer's block.

Novotel Edinburgh Centre

Mon 6 Apr

Free / 0131 656 3500

Mon 13 Apr

Free / 0131 656 3500

Mon 20 Apr

Free / 0131 656 3500

…and 36 more dates until 28 Dec

The Environment: Taking Limits To Growth Seriously: Lecture

Talk examining the arguments around the limits to growth, taking into account potential threats to our contemporary way of life, such as peak oil and climate change.

Gresham College, London EC1N

Thu 9 Apr

Free / 020 7831 0575

Exploring: The Ghost Cities of China

Exploring: The Ghost Cities of China with Wade Shepard, Paul French and Owen Hatherley.

Waterstones, London W1J

Mon 20 Apr

Free / 020 7851 2400

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