Saturday 22 September, 3 – 4pm
Join me at the Milton Keynes Literary Festival where I’ll be talking about my book and answering reader questions. The new paperbacks will be on sale. Come and say hi!
Milton Keynes Lit Fest was set up in 2017 to promote and celebrate all things literary, bookish or wordy. The Lit Fest Steering Group brings together arts and education professionals and enthusiasts who share a love of books, words, writing, speaking and thinking. We are a small team with big ambitions, and we are especially grateful to our wonderful volunteers who help us get the show on the road.
This year we are back with an even more ambitious programme, working with new Festival partners and venues to bring a cornucopia of the finest contemporary writing to the city. Come and hear favourite authors, discover new writers or become an author yourself by joining one of our workshops.
We have put together a packed programme of events with something for everyone: novelists, biographers, storytellers, a literary salon, short story writers, journalists, and poets. So put down your book, uncuddle your Kindle and join us for MK Lit Fest 2018.
Saturday, 6 October 2018, 6:00PM
Cheltenham Literary Festival, Pillar Room, Cheltenham Town Hall
Divided Lands Family Ties
Sunday, 19 August 2018, 7:00pm
DIGGING INTO TRAUMA
Heartbreaking family sagas are played out against the backdrop of social revolution in the nail-biting historical dramas by Mary Lynn Bracht and Wu Ming-Yi. Set in Korea, Bracht’s White Chrysanthemum features two sisters suddenly separated by war while Wu’s The Stolen Bicycle has a novelist tracking the mystery behind his father’s disappearance when he was a boy.
Location: Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre
Arrive to the venue early for a reading from Freedom from Torture:
WOMEN EMPOWERING WOMEN
Every survivor of torture has different needs. Freedom from Torture offers counselling and therapeutic creative writing services in centres across the UK. Today’s writing reflects ideas of sisterhood and female rights and comes from Freedom from Torture survivors. Reading the work are Mary Lynn Bracht and Antti Tuomainen.
Part of our Freedom and Equality series of events.
Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre, 5:30-6:15pm
FREE: Tickets available from the Box Office on the day of the event
Saturday, 14 July 2018, 9:30am
A chance to hear from three of this year’s hottest new authors.
Mary Lynn Bracht, Lydia Syson, Vicky Newham
Moderator: Dave Sivers
Brookmead School, Ivinghoe, Buckinghamshire, UK
Saturday and Sunday, 23-24 June, Saint-Maur en Poche
Join me at the Saint-Maur En Poche Literary Festival in France this weekend. I’ll be signing copies of Filles de la Mer on:
Saturday, 23 June from 14:30-16:30
Sunday, 24 June from 10:00-12:00
Saturday, 26 May 2018, 3-4PM
Litro World Series Summer Literary and Arts Festival
Focus: India & South Korea
Thursday, 26 April 2018, 7PM
Join me for a Talk, Reading and Q&A at Deptford Does Art for their ‘Remembering Comfort Women’ art exhibition in collaboration with Justice for comfort women UK
Address: 28 Deptford High Street, SE8 4AF London
Tuesday, 6th February 2018 , 7pm – 8pm
I’m signing books at Foyles Bookshop Charing Cross for Vintage’s New Writers Evening.
Pick up a slice of pizza and a drink as we settle down for a night of new literature with three up-and-coming authors as they discuss their process, the road to publication and what lies beyond.
We have teamed up with Vintage once again to offer you a showcase of some of the best new talent in fiction this year. Whether you’re a budding writer yourself or simply interested in the creative processes of others, the focus of the night is on discovering new voices in contemporary literature, providing insight into how these authors write and what it’s like to be an author at the start of your career.
Joining us on the night: Bristol based writer and award-winning journalist Emily Koch who, inspired by a life changing personal injury has written the highly anticipated psychological crime thriller If I Die Before I Wake; Imogen Hermes Gowar with her highly sought-after tale of sex, ambition and obsession set on the streets of Georgian London The Mermaid And Mrs. Hancock; and a riveting and heart-warming tale of sisterly love across ages set between the Japanese occupation of Korea and 2011, White Chrysanthemum by Mary Lynn Bracht.
The authors will be joined by host of the Vintage Podcast, journalist and broadcaster Alex Clark.
Tickets: Free reservation, includes a beer and a slice of pizza – register here!
Venue: The Auditorium at Foyles, Level 6, 107 Charing Cross Road
Vintage Proof Party — 10 October 2017, 2:30
Join Caroline Sanderson as she introduces Vintage’s freshest new talent for 2018. Vintage seeks to publish some of the greatest writers and thinkers from around the world. Meet Imogen Hermes Gowar, author of The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock, the stunning debut novel about sex, ambition and obsession, set in Georgian London. Emily Koch will introduce her unforgettable, gripping debut mystery If I Die Before I Wake and Mary Lynn Bracht presents White Chrysanthemum, a riveting, redemptive debut about two sisters.