Events / TV/ Radio

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Edinburgh International Book Festival 2017
with Joelle Owusu and Nadine Aisha Jassat, discussing our work and ideas in relation to the book Nasty Women (sold out)
Belfast International Arts Festival 2017
with Sim Bajwa and Alice Tarbuck, on what it is to be a woman in the 21st century in relation to the book Nasty Women (sold out)
Birmingham Book Festival 2017
with Catherine O’Flynn and Gena-mour Barrett, discussing working class experiences in relation to the book Know Your Place
Nasty Women at Stirling University, 2017 with author readings and discussion of publishing
Tidelines Book Festival 2017
with Jona Kottler, discussing the book Nasty Women
Festival of Ideas, Edgehill University 2018
with Joelle Owusy, discussing the book Nasty Women

BBC Radio Scotland, John Beattie show, commentary on Fleabag, April 2019 
BBC Radio Scotland, Good Morning Scotland, commentary on Scottish Publishing industry, Nov 2018 (>1.30)
BBC Radio Scotland, the Afternoon Show cultural review, July 2018 
BBC Radio Scotland, the Afternoon Show cultural review, March 2018
“Book Stay” documentary interview, for South Korea broadcaster Lee Young Don TV, August 2017
CBS Radio Affiliate, Los Angeles, feminist topical commentary, November 2017
U108 Radio, Belfast, on Nasty Women, October 2017
Central FM News, Forth Valley, on library closures, April 2017
BBC Scotland, cultural commentary on Madonna’s 60th, August 2018

Fermentations Podcast: live in conversation with Ruby Tandoh at Glasgow Women’s Library
Audible, interview, Sept 2017

Panel / in conversation
National Theatre of Scotland’s Just Start Here, a weekend festival. “If I had a hammer” discussion on the role artists have in shaping the future.
Writers Resist London, 2017, a worldwide day of simultaneous events on theme of writing and democracy, co-sponsored by PEN America and hosted by Berfrois
Open the Door at Glasgow Women’s Library, 2017, in conversation with Leila Aboulela, a day of conversations between writers examining our relationship to predecessors.
Emerging Critics launch 2018, National Library of Scotland, in conversation with Alan Taylor
We Were Always Here launch 2019, Waterstones Sauchiehall Street

Event Chairing / Literary Salon Hosting
Book Week Scotland 2018: chairing Saltire Literary Awards event with shortlisted Alex Boyd on Isle of Arran 
The Guilty Feminist: chairing Glasgow book tour event with Deborah Frances White
ScotLitFest: Jenni Fagan on Jessie Kesson, a discussion on twitter, archived here
Whitworth Lates, an evening to launch Treats by Lara Williams, in the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
Glasgow Science Festival/Book Launch: The Mighty Women of Science by Clare Forest
Book Launch: The Waves Burn Bright by Iain Maloney, Waterstones Byres Road, Glasgow
Book Launch: Pub Dogs of Manchester by Georgie Glass, Kosmonaut, Manchester
Book Launch: The Unforgotten by Laura Powell, The Society Club, London

Spoken Word Performance
Flint and Pitch at Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival 2017 – spoken word
Tell It Slant, 2016 – poetry
Interrobang?!, 2017 (x2) – poetry
Marbles magazine launch – spoken word

Publishing Visiting Speaker – Workshops, Tutoring and Professional Talks
Stirling University Centre for Interntional Publishing and Communication, addressing Masters Students on publishing and marketing in 2017 and 2018
University of Glasgow Human Book Project, ‘on loan’ to students interested in publishing career insight
Glad Writers Circle Writers Retreat 2016, addressing new writers on how to take next steps in publishing their work
Creative Edinburgh: Epic Fails, 2017, a rapid fire talk on the pitfalls of publishing, available to view here
Society of Young Publishers Scotland Conference 2017, Marketing 5×5, showcasing a low budget marketing campaign in publishing
Write Stuff, University of Dundee, 2017, a talk delivered on how writers can publicise their work and taking next steps to publication
XPO North On the Road, Dunoon, 2017, speaker on publishing to small creative orgs
Recorded interviews for students and researchers of publishing at Open University and City University of London, 2017

Performing at Interrobang
Interviewing Rob Newman
Chairing Ruby Tandoh for Fermentations. Photo Credit: Koltryna Ula

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