The Town Crier's House – 2016
Events related to Frances Hardinge and her work.
International Literature Festival Dublin
24th May 2016
11.15am, The Ark
Frances appeared at a schools event, details here
Friday 27th May, 11.30am
Thursday 2nd June, 1pm, Starlight stage
The Bookseller YA Prize
Frances appeared alongside some of the other shortlisted authors, before the winner of the prize is announced. (Aside from Frances, the authors on the shortlist were Holly Bourne, Sarah Crossan, Jenny Downham, Catherine Johnson, Patrick Ness, Louise O’Neill, Mel Salisbury, William Sutcliffe and Lisa Williamson.)
Thursday 2nd June, 4pm, Good Energy Stage
Panel: Mystery Moments
Panellists: Katherine Woodfine, Frances Hardinge and Lyn Gardner, chaired by Emma Carroll.
Unexplained death! Who knows what will happen next? Come and meet the authors of The Lie Tree
, The Mystery of the Jewelled Moth
and Rose Campion and the Stolen Secret
, in conversation with Emma Carroll.
Oxfordshire Gaining Momentum Festival
Friday 17th June
Frances is an ambassador for the Oxfordshire Gaining Momentum
programme organised by the National Literacy Trust.
She will be appearing at the programme's schools literature festival, and running workshops for visiting schools.
The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards
Monday 20th June, 12 noon
As one of the authors shortlisted for the Carnegie, Frances will be attending the award ceremony. (Last year she emerged from the ceremony with no prize but a giant helium balloon.) The Carnegie shortlist can be found here
and the Kate Greenaway shortlist here
America Library Association Convention
St Ivo's School
29th June, 2016
Frances will be making an author visit to St Ivo's School in Cambridge.
Ipswich High School Prize-giving
Frances attended Ipswich High School between the ages of 13 and 18, and this is the first time she has been back since! The school has now moved to grand new premises at Woolverstone Hall. Frances will no longer be expected to wear school uniform (at least she hopes not), and will be presenting prizes at the annual ceremony.
Keats House Summer School
Thursday 7th July
Frances will be running a workshop for the writing summer school at Keats House. Details TBC.
Richmond Battle of the Books
Wednesday 13th July
At 11am, Frances will be participating in the Richmond Battle of the Books at Christ's School.
Thursday 21st July
Panellists: Katherine Woodfine, Robin Stevens, Frances Hardinge, chaired by Imogen Russell Williams
Three contributors from The Crime Club discuss detective fiction, to celebrate the publication of the anthology Mystery and Mayhem.
Young Adult Literature Convention (YALC)
29th July–1st August
Edinburgh Literary Festival
This year FantasyCon by the Sea will be held at the Grand Hotel and the Royal in Scarborough. Frances will be one of the guests of honour, alongside Adam Nevill and Scott Lynch!
Bath Literature Festival
Monday 3rd October
Cheltenham Literature Festival