Each month, the Handheld Book Club will gather at an online Zoom location accessible from the comfort of your own digital device, and we will talk books with special guests, discussing one Handheld Press title each month. You will be able to send in your questions ahead of time, or type them into the Chat function as you listen to the conversation. A good time will be had by all. There may also be readings.
All those attending the Book Club will be given a special code to allow them to enjoy a pleasing discount off that title when ordering through our shop.
Some events will be free, others will have a small ticket price in recompense for the speakers’ time, expertise and entertainment value. All tickets can be acquired through the Eventbrite links below.
After you’ve been sent your ticket confirmation, you will receive the Zoom link for the event a few days beforehand.
And after it’s all over, you can watch the videos!
We forgot to record Nicola Griffith and Una McCormack discussing Vonda N McIntyre’s The Exile Waiting, but we do have a video for our discussion of Adrift in the Middle Kingdom with translator David McKay, and for our discussion of Business as Usual.
Any questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday 12th January
starts 19.30 UK time / 14.30 EST
James Machin, editor of British Weird, Handheld’s new anthology of classic Weird fiction, will be in conversation with Tim Jarvis of the University of Bedfordshire and Kate Macdonald about the Britishness of Weird, how old the New Weird differ, and how Weird in the outdoors can be more frightening, and strange, than the domesticated Weird indoors.
This event is free: get your ticket here.
Tuesday 2nd February
starts 10.00 am UK time
Juliane Roemhild, author of the Introduction to Elizabeth von Arnim’s The Caravaners, will be in conversation with Isobel Maddison of the University of Cambridge, and Kate Macdonald, to talk about funny women, feminism, satire and ridiculous Edwardian men.
This event is free: you can register for your ticket here.
Tuesday 2nd March
time to be announced
Kristin Bluemel of Monmouth University will be in conversation with the noted London historian Jerry White of Birkbeck College, and Kate Macdonald, about the Second World War writing of Inez Holden, and Kristin’s introduction to Holden’s novella Night Shift, and her memoir It Was Different At The Time.
This event will be free: you will soon be able to secure your ticket.
In Season Two in 2021 we will be featuring Melissa Edmundson talking about Women’s Weird and Women’s Weird 2, Lucy Scholes discussing Inez Holden’s There’s No Story There, Nicola Griffith in conversation about queerness and disability in So Lucky, and Erin E Templeton and the Fitzgerald community talking about Zelda Fitzgerald’s Save Me The Waltz. And more!