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May 2018

Barnes & Noble – 5 May

May 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Barnes & Noble, Northgate, Northgate Mall 401 NE Northgate Way #1100 Seattle, WA 98125 206-417-2967
Seattle, WA WA 98125 206 United States
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Free

After San Francisco I'm off to Seattle on my book tour around the US. I'll be visiting the Barnes and Noble store for a reading from Mr Flood's Last Resort and taking questions, signing... really looking forward to meeting and talking to readers there before getting a quick look around Seattle.

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Third Place Books – 5 May

May 5 @ 6:00 pm
Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, #A101 Lake Forest Park WA 98155
Seattle, WA WA 98155 United States
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Free

Delighted to be visiting Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park branch, for a reading of Mr Flood's Last Resort. This bookshop looks enormous, can't wait to get a look around and to meet and talk to readers. I'll be taking questions and signing (if anyone cares to buy a book).

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POWELL’S BOOKS – 6 May

May 6 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Powell’s Books, 1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209, USA
Portland, OR OR 97209 United States
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Free

The last-leg of my US book tour and I'm visiting Portland, can't wait! Really looking forward to reading and meeting readers in Powell's Books before getting a look around Portland.

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Brighton Festival – 19 May

May 19 @ 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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July 2018

Ways With Words, Ryedale Festival – 24 July

July 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Helmsley Town Hall, Helmsley Town Hall
Ryedale, YO62 5 United Kingdom
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£5

Excited to be travelling up North to read at the Ryedale Festival. This gig came about from my bumping into and spilling my drink on the festival programmer on the train - what a great promotional tactic!

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August 2018

Unleashing Dark Secrets – 15 August

August 15 @ 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 @ 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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October 2018

Gothic Stories: Frankenstein and Beyond – 11 Oct

October 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Birmingham & Midland Institute, 8 Margaret Street
Birmingham, B3 3BS United Kingdom
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£8

Off to Birmingham we go for a gothic adventure. Delighted to be taking part in an event to mark the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelly's Franksenstein as part of the Birmingham Literature Festival. Here's their blurb and link for tickets below. From wild and remote landscapes, to dilapidated buildings, howling winds, vulnerable heroines and supernatural happenings, Gothic fiction has intrigued and unsettled readers for more than two centuries. Our panel will include academic researcher Franziska Kohlt and contemporary Gothic and…

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Golden Hare Books – Oct 23

October 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street
Edinburgh, EH3 5AQ United Kingdom
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£5 – £10

I'm off to Edinburgh in October to visit the wonderful Golden Hare Books for an evening of discussion about Himself and The Hoarder, just as The Hoarder comes out in paperback. Here's their blurb and there are ticket's on their website, links below. "Kidd’s books are atmospheric, full of secrets, heart, and relationships, so come along and immerse yourself in her world. Come along, have a glass of wine, and listen to the brilliant Jess Kidd in conversation. Maud Drennan…

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December 2018

Yule Fest, Blackwell’s Oxford – 2 Dec

December 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Blackwell’s Bookshop, 51 Broad Street, Oxfordshire OX1 3BQ Oxford, + Google Map
Free

To kick-off the festive season I've been asked to join the Yule Fest line-up at the great Blackwell's bookshop in Oxford. Apart from my reading there is lots going on, a whole weekend of events, taking place on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December. I'll be talking about and reading from The Hoarder and will be happy to sign copies if anyone should buy one. More likely you'll be escaping the cold and enjoying some festive cheer in the bookshop…

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