03 June 2008

Oh, no it isn't...

OK, Waterstone's Hampstead event cancelled again. (Yes, it's the third time.) Don't ask.

So the diary is clear for a couple of weeks.

Next, then, Susan and I will be speaking about why it's important to start your kids on books early, in an event (exact time to be confirmed) at Waterstone's in Ilford on Wednesday the 25th June.

And I'm speaking the following night (Thurs 26th) at a 'literary dinner' as part of the St Albans Festival, in St Albans Abbey. Will be me with Justin Somper and Meg Rosoff, both of whom I think are great, so should be fun!


PS In the meantime, this isn't a UBG-related thing, but it's one of mine nonetheless so I'm going to tell you about it... If you're free this Sunday evening and fancy such a thing (which you ought to), there are still some tickets left for the charity show I script every summer for Human Rights Watch. Sunday 8th June, 7pm, at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. This year featuring actors Ian McKellen, Juliet Stevenson, Julie Christie, Antony Sher, Patrick Stewart, John Hurt, etc. Music from Patti Smith and Roger Waters. Writing (much of it being premiered) by Seamus Heaney, Colm Toibin, Derek Walcott, Ariel Dorfmann and Doris Lessing. Also George Alagiah and Rageh Omaar, and a filmed message from Desmond Tutu. And loads of other good stuff too. Tickets from £20, with more info here.

PPS Apologies for a couple of weeks off the blog - slipped a disc and so unable to do anything massively heroic like sit at a computer... But back now. Will write soon all about the wonderful reading treat I allowed myself while laid up...

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