From time to time Handheld Press goes on the road and sets up our stall at markets, book fairs and conferences. Sometime we travel to give talks about publishing. Here’s a list of future events where we’ll be talking about our books, or selling them. If you’d like us to come and give a talk to your group or your students, or think that your local market might be good with a Handheld stall there, please let us know.
11 February: Kate will be running the Handheld Press book stall at the Bear Flat community market, Bath
12-14 March: Kate and David will be at the London Book Fair (no stand, but lots of meetings)
14 March: Kate will be in conversation with Sam Missingham of Lounge Books, and Tabatha Stirling of Stirling Press, in the WOMENABLE seminar at the London Book Fair.
21 March: Kate will be in conversation with Sarah LeFanu at Spike Island, Bristol, talking about Rose Macaulay, Zelda Fitzgerald and Sylvia Townsend Warner.
22 March: What Not will be launched! At The Second Shelf (a truly excellent antiquarian bookshop of women’s writing), 14 Smith’s Court, London, W&D 7DW, time tba. Kate will be speaking to Sarah Lonsdale about her Introduction to the Handheld edition, and their research on the novel and Rose Macaulay.
28 March: Kate will be giving a talk on Rose Macaulay and What Not at the Desperate Literature bookshop, Madrid, Spain
19-21 April: Kate and David will be running the Handheld Press book stall at Ytterbium / EasterCon, Heathrow, and Kate will be giving a talk on Rose Macaulay and What Not
17-19 May: Kate and David will be at the Alliance of Literary Societies AGM and annual meeting, Nuneaton, with a Handheld Press book stall.
31 May: We will be launching Inez Holden’s Blitz Writing at The Second Shelf, 14 Smith’s Court, London, W&D 7DW, time eba. Ariane Bankes will be in conversation with Kate about Inez Holden and her wartime writing.
15 June: Kate will have a Handheld Press book stall at the Bear Flat community market, Bath
2-3 July: Kate will be giving the keynote paper at the conference of the International Elizabeth von Arnim Society, Toulon, France
6 July: The Handheld book stall will be at the Frome Festival at the Small Publishers Fair
14 July: Kate will be running a workshop on book proposals at the Frome Festival, and the Handheld Press stall will be in attendance.
24 July: Kate will be giving a talk on publishing practice at the Shetland Library, Lerwick
17 August: Kate will have a Handheld Press book stall at the Bear Flat community market, Bath