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Venue: Room at the Top, National Media Museum, Bradford, BD1 1NQ. Getting there

Authors North Summer Social

Saturday 23 June, 11am - 3:30pm

11:00am Registration/tea & coffee

After a brief introduction by one of the museum’s curators, authors are free to look around the museum at their leisure


1:00pm Buffet lunch & networking, then

2:00pm Joanne Harris talks about her career in writing and reads from her new book, Peaches for Monsieur le Curé

Joanne Harris gave up teaching in 2000 to become a full-time writer and has written twelve novels, including Chocolat, which was made into an Oscar-nominated film starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp, a book of short stories and two cookbooks. Her books are now published in over 40 countries and have won a number of British and international awards. She still lives in West Yorkshire, a few miles from where she grew up, with her husband and daughter.


How to book

The charge for the day, including lunch and refreshments is £20 members, £25 guests (incl. VAT).

To reserve your place, please email Jessica Atkinson. Cheques should be made payable to 'The Society of Authors'. Please remember to write the event ID 393 on the reverse of your cheque. Alternatively you can telephone the office on 0207 373 6642 to pay by debit/credit card.

Bookings by 15 June please.

A table will be provided to display your latest books. Applications will be acknowledged. Please advise of any dietary requirements in advance.

When booking please email us your brief biography (e.g. publisher, genre etc), and if you would like your email address to be included on the biography sheet to be circulated on the day.

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An annual subscription (£95 or £68 if you're under 35) entitles you to unlimited advice on all aspects of the writing profession.


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