WoWFest: Fiction Trumps Trump
May
30
7:30 PM19:30

WoWFest: Fiction Trumps Trump

WoW hosts a celebration of writers published in anthologies that, in some way, respond to the world’s most powerful tangerine in a toupee. Join us for a refreshing cup of covfefe and help us MAKE FICTION GREAT AGAIN. What are we saying, that’s clearly fake new, fiction’s always been great, but the truth is often stranger.

Scottish 404 Ink’s Nasty Women has been an absolute triumph – tweeted by Margaret Atwood, the anthology has received international acclaim. Sim Bajwa will read from this deliciously nasty collection of work about what it actually means to be a woman today.

Reading from Saqi Book’s Don’t Panic I’m Islamic is Bidisha, British writer, film-maker and presenter for the BBC TV and radio, Channel 4 news and Sky News and is a trustee of the Booker Prize Foundation. Featuring cartoons, graffiti, photography, colouring in pages and more this subversive anthology is an explosion of expression, creativity and colour.

Comma Press’s Banthology brings together specially commission stories from seven of Trumps “banned nations”. Experience a reading by Zaher Omareen, we’ll explore the emotional and personal impacts of all restrictions on movement.

More info: https://www.wowfest.uk/events/10-events/179-event-fiction-trumps-trump.html
Tix £10/£5Get your tix here. 

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404 Ink on the 'Nasty Women' Phenomenon
Jun
2
5:00 PM17:00

404 Ink on the 'Nasty Women' Phenomenon

Part of the Food for Thought weekend: https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/festival-of-ideas/food-thought/

With intolerance and inequality increasingly normalised by the day, it's more important than ever to share real experiences and hold the truth to account in the midst of sensationalism and international political turmoil. 

In reflection to this, Laura Jones and Heather McDaid – better known as 404 Ink, put together Nasty Women – a collection of essays, interviews and accounts on what it is to be a woman in the 21st century. Punk, pressure, politics, people – from working class experience to racial divides in Trump's America, being a child of immigrants, to sexual assault, Brexit, pregnancy, contraception, identity, family, finding a voice online, role models and more.

Described by acclaimed author Margaret Atwood as: “an essential window into many of the hazard-strewn worlds younger women are living in right now”, the panel will discuss the process and reaction of the anthology, and what it means to be a nasty woman. 

Panel: Laura Jones, Heather McDaid, Laura Waddell, Joelle Owusu

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London Book Fair - The Future of Publishing
Apr
11
2:30 PM14:30

London Book Fair - The Future of Publishing

Club Room, National Hall Gallery

The publishing world is evolving fast, so what skills do publishers need to ensure they (and the industry) are developing now to continue to thrive? Past and present Trailblazer Award winners share their views on the ever-changing industry, and how to stay ahead of the curve.

SPEAKERS
Heather McDaid - 404 Ink
Anna Cunnane - Abrams & Chronicle Books
Clio Cornish - HarperCollins
Abiola Bello - The Author School and Hashtag Press

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London Book Fair
Apr
10
to Apr 12

London Book Fair

404 Ink will be at London Book Fair from April 10th-12th 2018. If you would like to set up a meeting, please get in touch with us at hello at 404 ink dot com. Both Heather and Laura are available for meetings.

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Launch: Helen McClory's Mayhem & Death
Mar
24
8:15 PM20:15

Launch: Helen McClory's Mayhem & Death

Join us for the launch of Helen McClory‘s collection of stories Mayhem & Death. The much anticipated follow-up to 2015’s award-winning On the Edges of Vision this book delves deeper into mythical stories woven from dark and light, human fear and fortune; Swimming in a sea where the dead lie pressed into a layer of silt; A silent documentary through a terrible place; Mary Somerville, future Queen of Science; A coven of two.

Event page: https://www.ayewrite.com/Pages/whats-on.aspx#/event/eec1acb9-20da-46b8-869e-a85d00eb7d60

Tickets: https://beta.glasgowlife.org.uk/event/1/helen-mcclory-launch-of-mayhem-and-death

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John McGregor introduces... Chris McQueer and Chris Power at Aye Write
Mar
18
8:15 PM20:15

John McGregor introduces... Chris McQueer and Chris Power at Aye Write

The prize-winning novelist will be introducing another two debut writers, this time with collections of short stories:

Chris Power's stories are peopled by men and women who find themselves at crossroads or dead ends. Each story in his debut collection Mothers lays bare the emotional and psychic damage of life, love and abandonment.

From the streets of working class Scotland, and on occasion, a little beyond our solar system, comes Hings, the debut collection from Chris McQueer. Putting surreal and witty twists on the everyday, Chris creates recognisable characters you will love and want to avoid like the plague.

Event link: https://www.ayewrite.com/Pages/whats-on.aspx#/event/d7857613-9bef-46ff-939a-a86400c9708d

Tickets: http://tickets.glasgowconcerthalls.com/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=13710

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Nasty Women at Aye Write
Mar
17
8:15 PM20:15

Nasty Women at Aye Write

It's been a year since 404 Ink's debut book Nasty Women was published following a hugely successful crowdfunding campaign and support from Margaret Atwood. Chitra Ramaswamy, Laura Lam, Mel Reeve and Sim Bajwa from the collection on what it is to be a woman in the 21st century reveal in this panel how it has been to be a 'Nasty Woman' in this whirl wind project that was the bestselling book at Edinburgh International Book Festival 2017 and what it truly means to be 'nasty'.

Tickets: £9, book here: http://tickets.glasgowconcerthalls.com/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=13740

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Creeper - Theatre of Fear UK tour - Southampton
Dec
10
7:00 PM19:00

Creeper - Theatre of Fear UK tour - Southampton

We'll be at Creeper's Theatre of Fear tour across the UK in December, where you can pick up a copy of their new book The Last Days of James Scythe.

Dates are:

  • 3rd - ABC, Glasgow
  • 4th - Institute, Birmingham
  • 5th - Trinity, Bristol
  • 7th - Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
  • 9th - Albert Hall, Manchester
  • 10th - Guildhall, Southampton

Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Creeper-tickets/artist/1585417

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Creeper - Theater of Fear tour - Manchester
Dec
9
7:00 PM19:00

Creeper - Theater of Fear tour - Manchester

We'll be at Creeper's Theatre of Fear tour across the UK in December, where you can pick up a copy of their new book The Last Days of James Scythe.

Dates are:

  • 3rd - ABC, Glasgow
  • 4th - Institute, Birmingham
  • 5th - Trinity, Bristol
  • 7th - Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
  • 9th - Albert Hall, Manchester
  • 10th - Guildhall, Southampton

Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Creeper-tickets/artist/1585417

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Creeper - Theatre of Fear tour - London
Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

Creeper - Theatre of Fear tour - London

We'll be at Creeper's Theatre of Fear tour across the UK in December, where you can pick up a copy of their new book The Last Days of James Scythe.

Dates are:

  • 3rd - ABC, Glasgow
  • 4th - Institute, Birmingham
  • 5th - Trinity, Bristol
  • 7th - Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
  • 9th - Albert Hall, Manchester
  • 10th - Guildhall, Southampton

Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Creeper-tickets/artist/1585417

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Creeper - Theatre of Fear UK tour - Bristol
Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

Creeper - Theatre of Fear UK tour - Bristol

We'll be at Creeper's Theatre of Fear tour across the UK in December, where you can pick up a copy of their new book The Last Days of James Scythe.

Dates are:

  • 3rd - ABC, Glasgow
  • 4th - Institute, Birmingham
  • 5th - Trinity, Bristol
  • 7th - Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
  • 9th - Albert Hall, Manchester
  • 10th - Guildhall, Southampton

Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Creeper-tickets/artist/1585417

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Creeper - Theatre of Fear UK tour - Birmingham
Dec
4
7:00 PM19:00

Creeper - Theatre of Fear UK tour - Birmingham

We'll be at Creeper's Theatre of Fear tour across the UK in December, where you can pick up a copy of their new book The Last Days of James Scythe.

Dates are:

  • 3rd - ABC, Glasgow
  • 4th - Institute, Birmingham
  • 5th - Trinity, Bristol
  • 7th - Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
  • 9th - Albert Hall, Manchester
  • 10th - Guildhall, Southampton

Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Creeper-tickets/artist/1585417

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Creeper - Theatre of Fear UK tour - Glasgow
Dec
3
to Dec 4

Creeper - Theatre of Fear UK tour - Glasgow

We'll be at Creeper's Theatre of Fear tour across the UK in December, where you can pick up a copy of their new book The Last Days of James Scythe.

Dates are:

  • 3rd - ABC, Glasgow
  • 4th - Institute, Birmingham
  • 5th - Trinity, Bristol
  • 7th - Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
  • 9th - Albert Hall, Manchester
  • 10th - Guildhall, Southampton

Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Creeper-tickets/artist/1585417

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Chris McQueer - Partick Library
Nov
30
6:30 PM18:30

Chris McQueer - Partick Library

Fresh from a summer of playing at the world's biggest literary festivals and some of Scotland's best musical festilals, Chris McQueer is heading to Partick Library for an evening to chat about his short story collection Hings. This event is part of Book Week Scotland.

Admission, free. Booking required at Partick Library - 0141 276 1560

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The List Hot 100 Party
Nov
1
7:00 PM19:00

The List Hot 100 Party

Celebrate the top 100 cultural Scots in 2017 with an evening of live entertainment from artists, musicians, writers and performers. Acts at this year's Hot 100 include 404 Ink writers Jen McGregor and Ren Aldridge, singer-songwriter Siobhan Wilson, rapper Kobi Onyame and comedian Mark Nelson. The evening is hosted by Nicola Meighan.

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Nasty Women - the Publishing Sensation of 2017 - at Literary Dundee
Oct
20
3:30 PM15:30

Nasty Women - the Publishing Sensation of 2017 - at Literary Dundee

Debut publisher 404 Ink’s Kickstarter campaign far exceeded its target and claimed the support of 1,300 backers, including icon Margaret Atwood, and it was the bestselling title at this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival. Three contributors – Jen McGregor, Alice Tarbuck and Becca Inglis – join Literary Dundee to discuss their work, and why it’s more important than ever to hold the truth to account in the midst of sensationalism and international political turmoil.

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Nasty Women at Cheltenham Literary Festival
Oct
14
5:45 PM17:45

Nasty Women at Cheltenham Literary Festival

The weekend of Trump’s inauguration, two million people across seven continents marched against him. Nasty Women, the 370% crowd-funded essay collection hailed by Margaret Atwood as ‘an essential window into many of the hazard-strewn worlds younger women are living in’ brought together dynamic and urgent voices that captured what it means to be a woman in the Trump era. Contributors Joelle OwusuKristy Diaz and Zeba Talkhani discuss working class experience, racial divides, immigration, contraception, finding a voice online, role models and more.

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In Praise of Nasty Women at Belfast International Arts Festival
Oct
7
4:00 PM16:00

In Praise of Nasty Women at Belfast International Arts Festival

Intolerance and inequality are increasingly normalised by the day, it’s more important than ever for women to share their experiences of the modern world.  Holding society to account in the midst of sensationalism and international social turmoil Nasty Women is a broadside for our times, and we head to Belfast International Arts Festival to discuss.

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Nasty Women at Tidelines Book Festival
Sep
23
5:30 PM17:30

Nasty Women at Tidelines Book Festival

After Donald Trump called Hillary Clinton a ‘nasty woman’, this collection of essays by over twenty new writers looks at what it is to be a woman today. Come see some Nasty Women, ‘an essential window into many of the hazard-strewn worlds younger women are living in right now’, according to Margaret Atwood, at Tidelines Book Festival.

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Chris McQueer: Flint & Pitch at Unbound, Edinburgh International Book Festival
Aug
27
8:00 PM20:00

Chris McQueer: Flint & Pitch at Unbound, Edinburgh International Book Festival

A delicious mash-up of spoken word, poetry and music featuring some of the best rising stars of the literary and music scenes in Scotland. The bill includes poetry and spoken word from Rachel McCrum and Sara Hirsch; up-and-coming 404 Ink author Chris McQueer; music from Laurence Made Me Cry and more, all brought to you by Scotland's finest champions of new voices, Flint & Pitch.

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Interrobang?! - Chris McQueer HINGS book launch - Edinburgh
Jul
28
7:00 PM19:00

Interrobang?! - Chris McQueer HINGS book launch - Edinburgh

From the streets of working class Scotland, and on occasion, a little beyond our solar system, comes one of the country's most hilarious debut writers. He caught folks' imagination on Medium with his stories, had rooms howling with laughter on the spoken word circuit, and now it's time to launch Hings into the world with an epic Interrobang?! party.
 

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