Georgette Heyer: An Un-Conference - 25 February 2021

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Welcome to Georgette Heyer: A Century Spent Having a Ball on 25 February 2021

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2021 sees the centenary of the publication of Georgette Heyer’s first novel, The Black Moth, whose legacy UCL Press is recognising through the publication (on 25th February 2021) of a series of essays – Georgette Heyer, History and Historical Fiction edited by Dr Samantha Rayner and Professor Kim Wilkins.

To mark the launch of the publication, there will be a series of celebratory events hosted by UCL Press & Pink, Auld & Brown (which will be released on 25 Feb for you to watch at your leisure) to highlight Heyer’s wonderful work.

Events include:

  • Publication Keynote: The Black Moth and Beyond - in Conversation with Biographer Jennifer Kloester & Professor Kim Wilkins
  • Guest Keynote: Philippa Gregory in Conversation
  • Writing Historical Fiction: What can we Learn from Heyer - with novelists Kate Forsyth & Alison Goodman. Chair: Professor Kim Wilkins
  • Heyer: The Nonesuch of her Time and the Original Influencer - with authors & Heyer aficionados including Harriet Evans, Katie Fforde, Lois McMaster Bujold & Cathy Rentzenbrink. Chair: Jacks Thomas
  • Georgette Heyer, History and Historical Fiction: A volume of essays - brought to life with Kathleen Jennings, Tom Zille & Vanda Wilcox. Chair: Dr Samantha Rayner
  • Guest Podcast from Shelf-Healing: Carriages & Costumes: Regency Replicated & Reimagined - hosted by Rebecca Markwick, with guests Amy Bracey & Zack Pinsent

Book your ticket now to receive:

  • Free download of the newly published essay series - Georgette Heyer, History & Historical Fiction
  • Access to all celebratory events (all sessions are pre-recorded as live, we will email you the access links at 9am GMT on 25 February)

Are you entitled to a concession discount? If you are in receipt of Pension Credit, Universal Credit, Income Support or Job Seekers allowance, are a Student or disabled person (with free access for one carer) you are entitled to a concession discount at our events. Please contact us on with proof of eligibility and we can arrange your discount.

This event is hosted by UCL Press and powered by Pink, Auld & Brown - view the full programme & speaker details here.

Many thanks to our sponsors & partners - American Collective Stand, Arrow Publishing, The Folio Society and the Shelf-Healing Podcast.

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