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?
This year our lunch with Siri Hustvedt proved to be a memorable experience and Lauren Child's signing of The New Small Person was a great hit - particularly with the small persons who came and were delighted to meet one of their favourite authors.
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, Derek Jacobi, Helen Fielding and Joanna Trollope.
Festive event with Jeanette Winterson
Thursday 14th December
Jeanette Winterson will be speaking at 7pm at St. Mary the Virgin Church, Elsworthy Road, London NW3
Doors open at 6pm. The ticket price includes a donation of £5
to the Cold Weather Shelter. Click here to buy a ticket.