Diary

John Hewitt International Summer School in Armagh on July 23, 2018

As part of this year’s amazing line-up, Patrick will be interviewed by the poet Cahal Dallat at a lunchtime event. Full details will be posted on the summer school’s website.  1.30-2.30 Studio, The Market Place and Arts Centre, Armagh. Tickets £8. …

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Word on Tour in Nether Stowey – with Julia Copus on July 25, 2018

As patron of Literature Works, its parent charity, Patrick is thrilled to be spending a happy evening reading from his backlist alongside the hugely gifted poet, Julia Copus in the library at Nether Stowey.  7-9pm. Tickets will be available from Eventb …

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Edinburgh International Book Festival on August 21, 2018

Patrick will be doing a launch event here to mark the publication day of Take Nothing With You. He’ll be in conversation with the delightful Eleanor Updale in the Spiegeltent at 7pm. The event has now officially sold out, but you may be able to apply t …

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Waterstones Liverpool on August 21, 2018

Patrick will be in conversation with his old friend and fellow novelist, Paul Magrs about Take Nothing With You. 6.30. Full details and booking etc will be posted on Waterstones’ website.

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AKT Fundraiser Event, McKinsey & Co on August 22, 2018

Full details have yet to emerge but do hold the date for the main central London event for Take Nothing With You. Patrick is delighted that it’s going to be a fundraiser for a charity dear to his heart, AKT or the Albert Kennedy Trust, whose #NoRoomFor …

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Waterstones Truro on August 28, 2018

Patrick will be in conversation with his friend, the writer Cathy Rentzenbrink, about Take Nothing With You. To book ring 01872 225765 or visit the shop’s website. 11 Boscawen Street, Truro. 7pm. Admission £3.

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Bristol Library for FFLAG on August 29, 2018

Patrick is delighted to be doing this fundraising event in Bristol – one of Take Nothing With You’s main settings – for FFLAG, the charity to support better understanding between LGBT people and their families. He’ll be in what is likely to be lively c …

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Mr B’s Emporium – Bath on August 30, 2018

Patrick is delighted to be returning to Bath for one of Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights deeply wonderful evenings to talk about Take Nothing With You. The venue will be BRLSI, Queen’s Square. 6.30 for a 7pm start. Full details will be on the booksh …

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Tetbury Goods Shed on August 31, 2018

Courtesy of the lovely Yellow Lighted Bookshop, Patrick will be returning to Tetbury to talk about Take Nothing With You in the town’s studio theatre. 7.30. Full details from the bookshop’s website or by e mailing the booksellers.

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Hastings LitFest on September 1, 2018

Patrick once had an aunt in Hastings, so is delighted to return there for the vibrant town’s second book festival. These details may change nearer the time but at the moment it looks as though he’ll be talking at the White Rock Hotel at 5pm. Full detai …

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Waterstone’s Brighton on September 4, 2018

Patrick will be returning to Waterstone’s Brighton to talk with Alexandra Heminsley about Take Nothing With You Tickets for this event are £3 including a glass of wine on arrival and are available online from this link, by emailing events.brighton@wate …

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Waterstones Oxford on September 5, 2018

Patrick will be talking about Take Nothing With You with his old friend, the bibliotherapist Ella Berthoud, at Waterstones’ Oxford branch, William Baker House, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AF. 7pm (tbc) Nearer the time you’ll be able to book in the the st …

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Chorleywood Bookshop on September 6, 2018

Patrick is delighted to be returning to Chorleywood Bookshop to talk to novelist Hannah Beckerman about Take Nothing With You. You’ll be able to book through the shop in person, by ringing Sheryl Shurville on 01923 283566 or by visiting the shop’s webs …

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Morrab Library, Penzance on September 11, 2018

As part of the 200th anniversary celebrations of this delightful, subscription library in the pretty heart of Penzance, Patrick will be in conversation with his old friend Tim Hubbard at an evening event, reading from and talking about Take Nothing Wit …

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Colyton Grammar School Book Club on September 12, 2018

Patrick will be presenting Take Nothing With You as an evening Big Read event at Colyton Grammar School book club. You can find out more details by e mailing Rebecca Russell.

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Sidmouth – Meet the Author on September 13, 2018

Patrick will present Take Nothing With You to one of Sidmouth’s regular Meet the Author events at lovely Kennaway House. Evening event. Full details from Rebecca Russell.

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Browsers Bookshop, Woodbridge on September 14, 2018

Patrick will be in conversation with Catherine Larner about Take Nothing With you at a 7pm event (tbc) in Woodbridge School Hall. Tickets can be booked through the bookshop’s website.

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High Tide Festival, Aldeburgh on September 15, 2018

Patrick will be appearing at Aldeburgh’s High Tide festival to talk with Catherine Larner about Man in an Orange Shirt and his new novel, Take Nothing With You. Details will be posted on the festival’s website.

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Budleigh Literary Festival on September 21, 2018

Patrick will be talking about Take Nothing With You with his old friend Tim Hubbard at St Peter’s Church 7pm. Admission £14. You can book through the festival’s website.

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Appledore Book Festival on September 22, 2018

Patrick will be talking at this lovely, lively festival at 4 pm. Details to be follow. You can find the festival’s website here where tickets go on sale from July 30th.

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Windsor Festival on September 25, 2018

Patrick will be talking about Take Nothing With You in The Guildhall on Windsor’s High Street at 7.pm as part of the town’s sparkling autumn festival. You can book your tickets for £12.50 (inc. booking fee) or £10.10 (ditto, for students/unemployed) by …

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MCT, Dulwich on September 26, 2018

Patrick will be talking with novelist, Hannah Beckerman about Take Nothing With You at 7.30. The venue will be the MCT at Alleyn’s Lower School, Townley Road, Dulwich, SE22 8SU. Tickets will be £10 (£8 concessions) and can be booked through the theatre …

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Sevenoaks Literary Festival on September 27, 2018

Patrick will be returning to the delightful Sevenoaks Literary Festival to talk about Take Nothing With You. 7.30. Tickets and full details will be available from the festival’s website.

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Wigtown Book Festival on September 29, 2018

Patrick is delighted to be making his debut at the legendarily hospitable Wigtown Book Festival with a talk on Take Nothing With You. Full details will be posted on the festival’s website.

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North Cornwall Book Festival on October 6, 2018

Patrick will be in conversation with Nina Stibbe about Take Nothing With You and her most recent novel, Paradise Lodge. Both novels relive 1970s adolescences and are set in more or less terrible old people’s homes… Full details to follow. 5.30 pm. Yo …

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Winchester Discovery Centre on October 10, 2018

Patrick returns to his boyhood home to talk with Judith Heneghan about Take Nothing With You This will be at the Winchester Discovery Centre. 7.30 start. Signing and close around 9.30. Admission £10. Full details and booking will appear on the centre’s …

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Cheltenham Literary Festival on October 11, 2018

Patrick will be in conversation about Take Nothing With You at an early evening event. An added dimension will be delicious illustration of some of the novel’s many musical scenes by his old friend, cellist Joely Koos.  4 pm. Full details to follow on …

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Wimbledon Book Festival on October 13, 2018

Patrick will talk about Take Nothing With You with the writer Hannah Beckerman at 2.15 at this lively festival on Wimbledon Common. William Morris Tent, Wimbledon Common, SW19 5AZ. Full details and booking on the Wimbledon Bookfest website.  

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Manchester Literary Festival on October 14, 2018

Patrick will be talking on this Sunday afternoon about Take Nothing With You. Full details and ticketing to be found on the festival website.

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Falmouth Library on October 18, 2018

Patrick will be talking about Take Nothing With You at Falmouth’s lovely library. Book sales by the Falmouth Bookseller. 6.30pm.

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Yeovil Literary Festival on October 27, 2018

Patrick will be talking about Take Nothing With You in conversation with some yet to be confirmed. 6  pm Octagon Theatre. Full details and booking on the festival’s website.

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Bridport Literary Festival on November 9, 2018

Patrick will be in conversation at the Bridport Literary Festival with Boris Starling. 2.30 The Electric Palace. Full details and tickets will be available form the festival website in due course.

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Stroud Book Festival on November 10, 2018

Patrick will be returning to Stroud to talk about Take Nothing With You with the luminous Rachel Joyce at 7.30. Earlier that day at 3.30 be a chance to hear him read the whole of The Embroiderer’s Tale, his haunting contribution to Gatwick Detainee Gro …

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Chester Literature Festival on November 11, 2018

Patrick will be talking about Take Nothing With You. Full details will be posted on the festival’s website. 6 pm at the Garret Theatre, Storyhouse, Hunter Street, Chester CH1 2AR

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Cambridge Literary Festival on November 25, 2018

Patrick will be in conversation about Take Nothing With You at 2.30. More details will follow, along with booking, on the festival’s website.

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