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April 2018

Ben McNally Books and Brunch – 29 April

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The King Edward Hotel, 37 King St E, Toronto, ON M5C 1E9, Canada, 37 King St E, Toronto, ON M5C 1E9, Canada
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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$55

First up on the North America tour I will be speaking at the famous Ben Mcnally Books and Brunch event with Amy Stuart, author of Still Water; Jackie Kai Ellis, author of The Measure of My Powers; Fen Osler Hampson, author of Master of Persuasion. It looks very fancy indeed so I'll expect to see you there in your all your finery!

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Books in Bloom with ELLE Canada – 30 April

April 30 @ 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

BOOK PASSAGE – 4 May

May 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA 94925, USA
San Fransisco, CA CA 94925 United States
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Free

Stopping off in San Francisco to visit Book Passage bookstore for a reading - so thrilled to be visiting this extraordinary city. I'll be reading from Mr Flood's Last Resort taking questions and looking forward to meeting readers before checking out the bay area.

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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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