Diary

Damian Barr’s Literary Salon on June 1, 2018

Damian Barr will be presenting in effect the world debut of Take Nothing With You at one of his legendary literary salons. Patrick’s fellow guests include Graham Norton, Lucy Mangan and Sarah Perry. Tickets have already sold out but you might get lucky …

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Winchester Writers’ Festival on June 16, 2018

To celebrate thirty years as a writer and Tinder Press’ handsome reissue of his backlist, Patrick will be in conversation with festival founder and director, Judith Heneghan by way of this year’s keynote address. John Stripe Theatre, Sparkford Road, Wi …

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Refugee Tales at Ledbury Poetry Festival on June 30, 2018

As advance promotion for the latest collection of Refugee Tales, a unique and moving project in which writers are paired with asylum seekers to tease out their stories as fiction, Patrick will be reading his contribution alongside that human wonder, Ja …

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Refugee Tales at Waltham Abbey on July 8, 2018

As part of Walk 2 of the extraordinary Refugee Tales project, a day long scenic walk will end at Waltham Abbey where, Patrick and Gillian Slovo will read their stories from the latest collection in which novelists are paired with asylum seekers to rete …

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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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Waterstones Truro on August 28, 2018

Patrick will be in interview 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.

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Foyles Bristol for FFLAG on August 29, 2018

Patrick is delighted to be doing 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. Full details will be posted in time on the boo …

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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. Full details will be on the bookshop’s website.

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Waterstone’s Brighton on September 4, 2018

Patrick will be returning to Waterstone’s Brighton to talk about Take Nothing With You Tickets will be available in person from the shop or by clicking here. 7.30. .

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Waterstones Oxford on September 5, 2018

Patrick will be talking about Take Nothing With You 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 store or by clicking here.

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Chorleywood Bookshop on September 6, 2018

Patrick is delighted to be returning to Chorleywood Bookshop to talk 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 website. 7.30 start.

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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 reading from and talking about Take Nothing With You. Details to be confirmed but they’ll be posted on www.morrablib …

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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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High Tide Festival, Aldeburgh on September 15, 2018

Patrick will be appearing at Aldeburgh’s High Tide festival to talk 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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Appledore Book Festival on September 22, 2018

Patrick will be talking at this lovely, lively festival around 4 pm. Details to be follow. You can find the festival’s website here.

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Village Books, Dulwich on September 26, 2018

Patrick will be talking with novelist, Hannah Beckerman about Take Nothing With You at an evening event in this lovely shop. Details to follow. Visit the shop’s website to book.

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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 about Take Nothing With You This will be at the Winchester Discovery Centre. Full details and booking will appear on the centre’s  website. Book sales will be through P & G Wells Ltd.  

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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.  Full details to follow on the fe …

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Wimbledon Book Festival on October 13, 2018

Patrick will talk about Take Nothing With You at a lunchtime event at this lively festival on Wimbledon Common. Full details to follow 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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Hay Festival Winter Weekend on November 22, 2018

Patrick will be talking about Take Nothing With You at this atmospheric gathering. Details, including date, to be confirmed but but the Winter Weekend runs from 22-25 November. You can book tickets and read full details on the festival’s website here.

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