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Mountains to Sea – 31 March

dlr LexIcon dlr LexIcon Haigh Terrace Moran Park Dún Laoghaire Co. Dublin, Dublin

Just before the book gets out into the world on 4 April I'll be reading from Things in Jars in Dublin at the Mountains to Sea Festival in Dún Laoghaire. There's a brilliant line-up at the festival that weekend so I'll have lots of other writers to meet and listen to on my hop across the Irish sea. Looking forward ...

£12 – £15

Modern Gothic, ChipLitFest – 26 April

Chipping Norton Town Hall he Guildhall, Chipping Norton

For one of my first readings for Things in Jars I'm visiting the Chipping Norton Literary Festival and will be sharing the stage with Michelle Paver and interviewer Alison Gomm. Should be a fun, darkly gothic event, here's what they have on the festival website: "Delve into the shady past with two writers who have deftly tapped into the gothic ...

£8.50

Glasgow Gliterary Lunch – 7 June

Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow 99 Gordon St, Glasgow, Glasgow

Glasgow Gliterary Lunch with Jess Kidd and Kirsty Wark. Gliterary Lunches grew out of a love of 3 things; good food, good books and good company Throw in a sparkling drinks reception and you have the perfect combination for a glittering occasion. I had a lot of fun at last year's event and am delighted to be back again and ...

£60

Curious Festival – 25 August

Speakeasy Tent, Curious Festival Pippingford Park Manor, Nutley, Uckfield, UK

Delighted to be visiting my favourite festival again. I'll be talking about Things in Jars.

John Boyne and Jess Kidd at the Bray Literary Festival – 28 September

Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray Main St, Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

Jess is off to Bray for their exciting looking literary festival and delighted to be joining the acclaimed John Boyne. Here's the festival's blurb: Join award-winning authors John Boyne (The Heart’s Invisible Furies; The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas; My Brother’s Name is Jessica) and Jess Kidd (The Hoarder; Things in Jars; Himself) for an entertaining evening of readings, discussion, ...

Liverpool Literary Festival – 12 Oct

Leggate Theatre Victoria Gallery & Museum Ashton Street, Liverpool, UK

Really intrigued and delighted to be joining Professor Sarah Peverley for a discussion that promises to range from the mystical to the grotesque. I'll be reading from and taking questions about my novel Things in Jars. Can't wait to have a look at the incredible collection of curiosities at the Victoria Gallery & Museum.

£8

East Riding Festival of Words, Gothic Thrillers – 19 October

Memorial Hall 73-75 Lairgate, Beverley, England

This should be a lot of fun. I'm joining Chriss Simms and Amanda Mason to discuss the allure of gothic thrillers and how contemporary crime thrillers are often rooted in the Gothic tradition.

£6

Murder One Festival Dublin, Past Crimes: Jess Kidd, Henrietta McKervey and Paddy Hirsch with Declan Burke – 2 Nov

Smock Alley Theatre 7 Exchange Street Lower, Temple Bar, Dublin, D08 PX27,, Dublin

Back to Dublin for a few pints... no, no it's really for a serious literary discussion at the Murder One Festival, should be a lot of fun. Here's the festival blurb: From Things in Jars to Violet Hill, London’s only female detective, via Hudson’s Kill and the Irish gangs of New York, three novelists use the past as a backdrop ...

€12

Helen Cullen and Jess Kidd – 28 Jan

The Marlowe Bookshop 22-24 Spittal Street, Marlow

Off to Marlowe for a conversation with local resident and fellow novelist Helen Cullen.

£5

Waterstones, Norwich – 29 Jan

Off to Norwich for a reading at Waterstones, come along. Here's their blurb: Usher in the new year with an evening with one of modern fiction's most exciting authors- Jess Kidd! Coming hot on the heels of her previous successes with The Hoarder and Himself, Things in Jars is a twisted Victorian detective tale which thrills as much as it ...


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