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April 2019

Richmond Community College – 5 April

April 5 @ 7:00 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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Delighted to be back with my friends at Richmond Community College and supporting a great cause, here's the blurb from their site: "Join us for an evening in the company of award winning author Jess Kidd as she talks to Barrie Selwyn about her Victorian detective novel Things in Jars and her career as a writer. London, 1863. Bridie Devine, the finest female detective of her age, is taking on her toughest case yet. Reeling from her last job and…

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Mr B’s, Bath – 9 April

April 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mr B’s, 14-15 John Street
Bath, BA1 2JL
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£5 – £6

The lovely people at Mr B's Emporium in Bath have invited me and Ruby and Bridie along for a reading from Things in Jars. Here's what they have to say on their website: "Costa Award-winning writer Jess Kidd has become a firm favourite here at Mr B’s, beginning with her debut Himself and followed by The Hoarder which immediately found a home on Emma’s favourite shelf in the shop! She is a storyteller like no other, her prose rich and…

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Foyles, Grand Central Birmingham – 16 April

April 16 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Foyles, Birmingham, Foyles Grand Central Birmingham Unit 2A, Grand Central Birmingham
Birmingham, B2 4BF
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Busy day, off to Birmingham for a lunchtime event before and evening talk. Hope to get time for a look around lovely Foyles bookshop, here's their blurb: "Join us for a lunchtime chat with Costa award-winning author Jess Kidd as we delve into the realm of Victorian mystery with her latest book, Things in Jars."

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Booka Book Owestry – 16 April

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Booka Bookshop, Owestry, 26-28 Church Street Oswestry Shropshire
Oswestry, SY11 2SP United Kingdom
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Off to Owestry and a new bookshop to me, here's the blurb from their site: London, 1863. Bridie Devine, the finest female detective of her age, is taking on her toughest case yet. Reeling from her last job and with her reputation in tatters, a remarkable puzzle has come her way. Christabel Berwick has been kidnapped. But Christabel is no ordinary child. She is not supposed to exist. As Bridie fights to recover the stolen child she enters a world…

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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

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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Short Stories Aloud – 30 April

April 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Blackwell’s Bookshop, 51 Broad Street, Oxfordshire OX1 3BQ Oxford, + Google Map

Back up to Oxford to join Short Stories Aloud again, really looking forward to this, always a fun event. Looking forward to meeting Stacey Halls. Here's their blurb: Blackwell's are delighted to once again invite you to Short Stories Aloud. Listen to actors perform short stories written by Stacey Halls and Jess Kidd. Afterwards, author Sarah Franklin will be interviewing both authors about their latest publications, The Familiars and Things in Jars before taking questions from the audience.

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May 2019

Aberdeen Performing Arts – 6 May

May 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Aberdeen Performing Arts, Union St, Aberdeen AB10 1QS
Aberdeen, AB10 1QS United Kingdom
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My first trip to the granite city, looking forward to meeting Aberdonian readers at this event in the Aberdeen Performing Arts centre and having a look around their famous Music Hall.

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Far From the Madding Crowd – 8 May

May 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Far from the Madding Crowd, 20 High St, Linlithgow, Scotland
Linlithgow, EH49 7AE
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The Mainstreet Trading Company – 9 May

May 9 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Mainstreet Trading Company, Mainstreet, St Boswells, Scottish Borders TD6 0AT
St Boswells, TD6 0AT United Kingdom
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I'll be talking about Things in Jars up in the borders. The Mainstreet Trading Company have been generously pushing my first book, Himself, into the hands of customers for years with the caveat that Mahony, the delicious central character, sees dead people. So I'll be delighted to introduce Bridie Devine, my female detective searching for a kidnapped child, Christabel Berwick, with the added complication that Christobel is not supposed to exist. Graham Norton has described her novel as, “Thrilling, mysterious,…

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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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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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