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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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September 2019

Curious Festival – 25 August

September 10 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Speakeasy Tent, Curious Festival, Pippingford Park Manor, Nutley
Uckfield, UK TN22 3HW United Kingdom
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Delighted to be visiting my favourite festival again. I'll be talking about Things in Jars.

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John Boyne and me at the Bray Literary Festival – 28 September

September 28 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Main St, Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland Ireland + Google Map

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, Q&A and conversation. With authors Tanya Farrelly and Edward O’Dwyer.

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October 2019

Liverpool Literary Festival – 12 Oct

October 12 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Leggate Theatre Victoria Gallery & Museum, Ashton Street
Liverpool, UK , LL69 3DR United Kingdom
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£8

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.

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East Riding Festival of Words, Gothic Thrillers – 19 October

October 19 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Memorial Hall, 73-75 Lairgate
Beverley, England HU17 8HN United Kingdom
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£6

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.

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November 2019

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

November 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Smock Alley Theatre, 7 Exchange Street Lower, Temple Bar, Dublin, D08 PX27,
Dublin, D08 PX27 Ireland
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€12

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 to their page-turning adventures of deception, danger – and detection. Declan Burke, previously Dublin City of Literature’s Writer in Residence…

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