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Fact or fiction: Why the divide?

A talk from Anna Faherty at The Galley Club explores the subject with us. BOOK HERE for this event
Fiction or non-fiction? It’s the first decision we make when we enter a bookshop and it defines many of our reading identities. But why, in an age of ‘curation’, does everyone cling to this divide? At best, it helps us know what we’re getting. At worst, it hinders book discovery.

Anna’s talk will challenge how publishers and booksellers develop, label and present stories of all kinds, both on and offline. She’ll be blurring the lines between fiction and non-fiction, shaking up bookshop tables and sharing her passion for ‘generous browsing’. Expect an evening of diverse and provocative ponderings, from Netflix algorithms to the power of story and the right way to do curation.
Anna Faherty is an award-winning researcher, writer and teacher who has worked in publishing for over 25 years. Anna now collaborates with publishers and museums on an eclectic range of print, exhibition and digital projects. She teaches on publishing and writing courses at City University, Kingston University, Oxford Brookes University, University of the Arts and UCL. Her book States of Mind is a genre-busting anthology of science, philosophy, fiction and art published by Wellcome Collection.
Anna tweets as @mafunyane

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Publishing Freelancing – Tips for Success from Abbie Headon

Freelancing is an attractive option, freeing you from the grind of office politics and giving you the chance to manage your own time and task list – and as publishers outsource more work to control their overheads, the opportunities seem to be growing all the time.

How can you make a success of your foray into freelancing?

Having worked on both sides of the publisher–freelancer relationship as an editor, writer and general book-wrangler, Abbie shares her tips for success. As one of The Bookseller’s ‘Rising Stars Class of 2018‘, she knows a thing or two about publishing and how to get where you want to go.

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SYP Oxford – Halloween Game Night

The moon is full, night is upon us and there is a mysterious wolf-like creature wandering in the woods. Trust no one and be careful, you might be his next victim!
Help us find out who is innocent and who is a killer. It’s an evening where old friendships can be broken, new alliances made and blood spilled, but don’t worry it’s only a game… or is it?
Come celebrate Halloween with a game of werewolves!  Spooky costumes are highly encouraged!
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Portsmouth Book Bash

Are you interested in publishing? Are you an author, editor, designer, illustrator or bookseller who would like to chat with like-minded people who live or work in the Pompey area?
If so, the inaugural Portsmouth Book Bask is for you. Come and meet us between 6pm-8pm at the friendly Hunter Gatherer, Southsea on Albert Road. There will be no speeches, no agenda… just come and chat books.
Author and editor Abbie Headon will be launching her book, The Power of YES, and you can meet her and buy a copy. Book PR, design and promotion agency Bookollective will be there to help you network.
Everyone there will be able to talk ALL THINGS BOOKS! There is no pressure, bring business cards if you want, if not, just pop in for a chat with the Pompey book crowd.

RSVP abbie@abbieheadon.com or esther@bookollective.com

Hunter Gatherer, 249 Albert Road, Southsea PO4 0JR
https://www.huntergatherer.coffee/

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