Friday, 10 March 2017

WORDS AWAY AT THE TEA HOUSE THEATRE

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On March 27 at 7.30pm Essie will be discussing writing historical fiction at the Words Away monthly salon, held at the gorgeous Tea House Theatre, London SE11 5HL.

In the words of the salon website …


How do you create a compelling and authentic story set in the past? Essie Fox, whose new novel is The Last Days of Leda Grey, joins resident expert Emma Darwin alongside Kellie Jackson to excavate ways into writing Historical Fiction. After tonight’s salon you should gain fresh insight and top tips to bring the past to life in your work.


Advance Tickets cost £10 (£12 on the door) and can be booked via the Words Away website.



Monday, 27 February 2017

THE ESSEX BOOK FESTIVAL ~ 2017

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I'll be coming along to the Essex Book Festival this year. On March 9, at 7pm in the Billericay Library, I’ll be talking about ghosts, old silent films, the long hot summer of ’76 ~  and much more of the inspiration behind my latest novel, The Last Days of Leda Grey.


For more details please follow this link to the festival website.

Friday, 2 December 2016

WRITING COMES ALIVE ~ EVENT IN CANTERBURY ... DECEMBER 8 2016

Come along to the Writing Comes Alive Festival in Canterbury to hear me talk about the inspiration behind my novels.

Monday, 26 September 2016

AT THE BOOKISH SUPPER SOCIETY IN BRIGHTON ON NOVEMBER 2...



I'm not going to beat about the bush. I'm very excited about this event, which by chance is also taking place the night before the publication of my new novel, The Last Days of Leda Grey.




As my fictional character, Leda ~ once a star of Edwardian silent film whose looks were inspired by Theda Bara ~ also happened to come from Brighton (although I call it Brightland), where she lived in a splendid Regency House which is not at all dissimilar from the one where we'll be dining ... well, I couldn't be much happier. Such a lovely serendipity.

Artist's impression of the splendid Regency Townhouse



So, what is the Bookish Supper Society?

It's held in 13, Brunwick Square in Hove. There's food and wine, and books, and talk ~ and all co-hosted by Anna Burt, and the columnist and writer Laura Lockington. I'll be joined by fellow authors Jules Grant and Mark Thompson ... and hopefully by you as well. Lots more details can be found in the poster below for the event.

Tickets are available direct from tabl.com.





Thursday, 15 September 2016

TALKING AT SANDHURST LIBRARY


I will be at Sandhurst library on Wednesday 21 September, between 7.30 and 9.00 pm.

Looking forward to discussing books ~ and the images that have inspired my three Victorian novels. I'll also be giving away some clues about a novel coming soon which is set in the world of silent films in Edwardian era Brighton, with  the story also taking part in the summer heatwave of 1976.

There will be lots of time for talking about books and inspiration in general - so please do come and say hello, whether you are a fellow reader, or an aspiring writer. I'm looking forward to meeting you.

More details and directions here.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

HISTORICAL NOVEL ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE HELD IN OXFORD ...


Over the weekend of September 4-6th, Essie will be attending the HNS 2016 conference in Oxford where she'll also be speaking on two panels.



BEYOND THE TEMPORAL - will be chaired by Karen Maitland (best selling author of highly renowned and wonderfully entertaining medieval thrillers). This will take place on the morning of Saturday, September 3. Along with Mary Sharratt, and Antoinette May this discussion will explore the way an author can use theories of spiritualism and the supernatural in various eras of historical fiction. Essie will talk in particular about the Victorian Cult of Death.




BEST SELLING ERAS - Held between 4-5pm on the Saturday, promises to be an entertaining discussion on those eras in history that seem to appeal to readers most - how and why their popularity prevails. Essie (on the Victorian era) will be joined here by Elizabeth Freemantle, Antonia Hodgson, and Angus Donald. 


This is going to be such a vibrant and interesting weekend. Essie looks forward to meeting some of you there.





Thursday, 31 March 2016

THE NORTHWEST LITERARY SALON


Essie will be appearing at the North West Literary Salon on the evening of Friday May 6th.

This is an exciting, free, monthly event held at Waterstones, King Street, Lancaster - and in the words of the Salon organisers ...

April showers bring May stories. North West Literary Salon celebrates both our one year anniversary and the close of the season with a special edition salon.

Celebrate with us as we welcome authors Sophie Duffy, Essie Fox and Paul McVeigh for a literary extravaganza.

The engaging readings will be followed by a lively discussion along with delicious locally-catered food from Filbert’s Bakery and music performed by a local musician.


Tickets via Eventbrite