1st 2017 York Pubmeet - An Evening With Joanne Harris (MBE)
Hello again, it's been a while, but I'm pleased to say (nay, ecstatic) that we have another York Pubmeet event planned to help kick off 2017 - an evening with Joanne Harris (MBE)...
It takes place from 4.30pm to 8pm-ish on Sunday 15th January 2017, in the basement of The Falcon Tap, 94 Micklegate, York YO1 6JX - a little further down (or up) the road from our usual Brigantes location. There are less stairs (albeit still a few), but the room is a tad larger, and has a PA system and various other facilities we can make use of if need be. Alas, they don't do food, but there are plenty of places nearby that do, and given that this takes place on a Sunday early evening, I'd hope you would have already enjoyed some Sunday grub prior to arrival.
In association with the British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) and the British Fantasy Society (BFS) we are pleased to announce our first open pubmeet event for 2017 in the Yorkshire region. Our guest author for the evening, reading from her own work and fielding questions about her career and writing in general, is Joanne Harris (MBE). You can check out her blog here: http://www.joanne-harris.co.uk/about/, and I would particularly recommend you take the time to read her FAQs and QAFs sections, as well as the 101 Little-Known Facts... section if you can - very enlightening...
As an additional bonus to help kick off the year and celebrate the evening, we will be welcoming back author David Tallerman (our very first York Pubmeet Guest Reader) -- David will be conducting a short interview with Joanne after her reading, before opening things up to the audience for a more general Q&A session.
About Joanne Harris...
Joanne Harris (MBE) studied Modern and Mediaeval Languages at Cambridge and was a teacher for fifteen years, during which time she published three novels, including Chocolat (1999), which was made into an Oscar-nominated film starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp.
Since then, she has written 15 more novels, two collections of short stories, a Dr Who novella, guest episodes for the game Zombies, Run and three cookbooks. Her books are now published in over 50 countries and have won a number of British and international awards. She is an honorary Fellow of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, has honorary doctorates in literature from the universities of Sheffield and Huddersfield, and has been a judge for the Whitbread Prize, the Orange Prize, the Desmond Elliott Prize and the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science.
Her hobbies are listed in Who’s Who as: “mooching, lounging, strutting, strumming, priest-baiting and quiet subversion of the system”, although she also enjoys obfuscation, sleaze, rebellion, witchcraft, armed robbery, tea and biscuits. She is not above bribery and would not necessarily refuse an offer involving exotic travel or pink champagne. She works from a shed in her garden, plays bass in the band she first joined when she was 16, is currently writing a screenplay and lives with her husband and daughter in a little wood in Yorkshire.
FREE TO ATTEND BUT PLEASE DO BOOK A TICKET (FREE)
As always, this event is FREE TO ATTEND, just turn up (preferably before 5pm unless you want to risk some minor humiliation and additional attention... just saying, like).
Once again we'll have a fabulous FREE raffle offering all attendees the chance to win a couple of new and old books (and book bundles) as well as some quality drink, guest beers and conversation -- we're depending on you for some of the latter, though, of course...
Do join us if you can, and if you haven't been before, I assure you we are always (a) very welcoming, (b) very approachable, and (c) very pleased to have you along...
For those who enjoy a bite to eat, there are plenty of places nearby that offer food, and York city centre is just 10mins walk away. Most of the shops, etc. close around 4/5pm, so if you get in town early you may like to explore some of our gorgeous city beforehand.
I'm confident that once again it'll be another great evening, full to bursting with inspiration, but we do need your support and attendance, so please plan ahead and take the time to book a FREE ticket - this helps with organising additional seats, etc. as required!
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