We are particularly pleased with readings we've arranged where authors introduce their work and themselves to our readers. These cosy and informal gatherings have included Diana Athill, P D James, Claire Tomalin, Doris Lessing, Nick Crane, Martin Amis, Jane Smiley, Simon Jenkins, Xandra Bingley, Ian McEwan, Marina Warner, Michael Frayn, Tracy Chevalier, Joan Bakewell and Selena Hastings.
We hosted a 'pop-up' event with Jeanette Winterson, who shared some of her Christmas memories, as recounted in her memoir Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
By popular acclaim this was one of our most enjoyable events! Thank you, Jeanette.
We have also arranged and participated in a variety of other community based events. For instance, we organized a benefit for our local libraries with Margaret Atwood, set up literary benefit events for local churches, and helped raise funds for International PEN in conjunction with Umberto Eco.
More recently we have helped to arrange fundraisers for the Primrose Hill Community Library with Alan Bennett and Derek Jacobi.
Our next event is on March 20th, featuring Mary Lawson. Full details can be found on our Home page