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February 2018

With Rick O’Shea – 8 Feb

February 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dublin City Library & Archive, 144 Pearse St
Dublin 2, D02 HE37
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Free

Dublin UNESCO City of Literature, Canongate and the Rick O’Shea Bookclub present Jess Kidd in conversation with Rick O’Shea. Admission is free. All are welcome – no booking required.

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March 2018

Richmond and Hillcroft Adult Community College – 29 March

March 29, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Richmond and Hillcroft Adult Community College, Richmond and Hillcroft Adult Community College, Richmond Campus, Parkshot, Richmond, TW9 2RE
London, TW9 2RE United Kingdom
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£6

Jess is delighted to be returning to Richmond and Hillcroft Adult Community College for a public talk with her former tutor Barry Selwyn about her writing career and her books Himself (2016) The Hoarder (Feb 2018). This event is held in support of the Portcullis Trust.

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April 2018

Books in Bloom with ELLE Canada – 30 April

April 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Arta Gallery, 14 Distillery Lane, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4, Canada
Toronto, Canada
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SOLD OUT

I'm delighted to be speaking at the ELLE Canada event on Monday 30th. Following cocktails (for you not me) and hors d’oeuvres, I'll be joining fellow authors (Kim Van Alkemade and Lisa Jewel) to be interviewed on-stage by Elle Canada’s managing editor, Carli Whitwell. I'll be signing books after and look forward to meeting a very fashionable crowd.

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May 2018

Brighton Festival – 19 May

May 19, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Brighton and Hove High School, Montpelier Rd, Brighton BN1 3AT
Brighton, BN1 3AT United Kingdom
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£10

The Big Book Group is back for Brighton book-lovers with local author Matt Haig, who will talk about his books How to Stop Time and the bestselling Reasons to Stay Alive. Also joining host Craig Melvin is Brighton Festival Guest Director, David Shrigley, to discuss his life in books. And Jess Kidd, whose latest novel The Hoarder was published in February, is our Star Author on a Reasonably Priced Sofa. There will be book prizes for the winners (and losers)…

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August 2018

Unleashing Dark Secrets – 15 August

August 15, 2018 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 pm
The Spiegeltent, Edinburgh Festival, Charlotte Square Gardens
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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£12

I'm delighted to be visiting the Edinburgh Festival for the first time and to be sharing a platform with Joanna Cannon. Here's what the festival blurb says about the event: Long-hidden secrets are about to be set free in new novels by Joanna Cannon and Jess Kidd. In Cannon’s Three Things About Elsie, a lady in a home for the elderly is about to have her world rocked when a new resident arrives looking exactly like a man who died…

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September 2018

Margate Bookie – My Family and Other Secrets, 29 Sept

September 29, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Turner Contemporary Margate, CT9 1HG United Kingdom + Google Map
£6

I'm off for a jaunt to the seaside at the end of September and to my favourite Victorian resort, Margate. I'll be appearing at the Bookie Festival in person and in the the Turner Contemporary in the form of a shine, you'll have to come along to find out more! It's always interesting to meet writers exploring similar themes to my own work so I'm really looking forward to speaking with Roopa Farooki and Alice Fitzgerald. Here's the festival blurb…

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March 2019

London Book Fair – 13 March

March 13 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Olympia, Hammersmith, Hammersmith Rd, Hammersmith
London, W14 8UX United Kingdom
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"Read Like a Writer", the podcast from Faber & Faber, Serpent’s Tail and Canongate, will have a live session on historical fiction hosted by Anna Fielding. Held on 13th March at 12:30pm will be joined by Jess Kidd and Claire McGlasson.

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Mountains to Sea – 31 March

March 31 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
dlr LexIcon, dlr LexIcon Haigh Terrace Moran Park Dún Laoghaire Co. Dublin
Dublin, Ireland
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£12 – £15

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 to meeting and speaking Sara Keating on stage.

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April 2019

Modern Gothic, ChipLitFest – 26 April

April 26 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chipping Norton Town Hall, he Guildhall, Chipping Norton OX7 5NJ United Kingdom + Google Map
£8.50

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 tradition that has held us in thrall since Mary Shelley. Michelle Paver and Jess Kidd have uncovered dark secrets, murderous…

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June 2019

Glasgow Gliterary Lunch – 7 June

June 7 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow, 99 Gordon St, Glasgow
Glasgow, G1 3SF United Kingdom
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£60

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 thrilled to meet Kirsty Wark.

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