As well as launching our books in bookshops, we often sell Handheld Press books at book fairs, conventions, conferences and AGMs, depending on the subject. Kate also gives talks about publishing and design at libraries, and runs workshops on how publishing works for aspiring authors (and publishers).
Here’s our current list of events. Do come and see us! And if you’d like to book a talk (no fee), email us at enquiries at handheldpress.co.uk.
We are planning many more book stalls, events and talks for 2020: do revisit this page to see what has been arranged, or sign up to our monthly Newsletter.
23 January: the launch of our second collection of Sylvia Townsend Warner’s fantasy short stories, Of Cats and Elfins (a companion volume to her Kingdoms of Elfin) will be at The Second Shelf 18.30. Tickets are available here, to hear critic and Second Shelf Quarterly managing editor Lucy Scholes talk to literary historian and Handheld publisher Kate Macdonald about the collection and how the cats and the elfins were put together.
25 February: Kate will be moderating a panel discussion on Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy, with Emma Geen, Cheryl Morgan, Emma Newman and Liz Williams, for the Bristol Festival of Ideas, at Foyles.
21 March: Handheld will have a stall at the States of Independence Publishers’ Fair at De Montfort University, Leicester.
10-13 April: Handheld will be running a stall at Concentric 2020, the UK’s EasterCon, at the Birmingham NEC Hilton.
25 April: Kate will be running a workshop on working out your best read at the Hawkesbury Upton Literature Festival, in the Cotswolds between Bath and Stroud.
21 May: Kate will be moderating a discussion panel at the Bath Festival on forgotten stories, with biographer and critic Sarah LeFanu, the book critic and Second Shelf Quarterly managing editor Lucy Scholes and cultural historian Louisa Adjoa Parker.
1-4 July: Handheld will be running a SFF Writing Retreat with Una McCormack and Helen Marshall, in Malvern, Worcestershire.
25-27 September: We’ll be selling our books at FantasyCon in London.