Thursday, 10 August 2017

Hidden Gems - August Edition

While BookGig is great at sourcing popular events to take care of all your book cravings, it also prides itself on finding those lesser known gems! Take a trip off the beaten path and delve into these exciting opportunities coming up in August....

Sean Hugh’s Blank Book – 14th-24th August

Irish comedian Sean Hughes joins forces with Carl Donnelly, Hannah Norris, Joe Rowntree and special guests in an improvisation extravaganza as the comedians attempt to create a narrative for the audience to enjoy. Whether the improv works seamlessly into the pre-determined beginning or descends into narrative chaos, Hughes’ Blank Book is guaranteed to be filled with laughter.

The Beginners Guide to Writing a Novel – 15th August 

Love writing? Think you have what it takes to be the next bestselling author but no idea where to start? Tim Lott, author of The Scent of Dried Roses, has just the answer. Providing invaluable advice for novice writers, Lott aims to breakdown the classic story structure as well as other important story writing techniques to get first time writers off to a roaring start.

Join author Naomi Hamill at Manchester-Deansgate Waterstones as she celebrates the release of her new novel How To Be A Koskovan Bride. Learn about the little-known history of Albania, along with folk tales and the experience of modern Kosovan women, as Hamill takes questions from the audience.

If the science of the Universe, life and everything sounds like a complicated and vast topic then join Sam Kean and Helen Czerski in conversation, exploring and further expanding on their publications Caesar’s Last Breath and Storm in a Teacup respectively. Held in Daunt Books, Hampstead Town, what better place to uncover the science behind the air we breathe and the importance of physics in our everyday lives.