Hillingdon Library Service presents
A Celebration of Love Stories

at Compass Theatre
A Celebration of Love Stories

Tickets: £6 to include a free soft drink or glass of wine and a goody bag provided by Books and The City. To book a ticket, scroll to the "Book Now" button at the bottom of this page. Advance booking advised.

Hillingdon Library service proudly present this ‘Celebration of Love Stories’ evening and invite you to join them in celebrating this inaugural #RespectRomFic movement event, in which seven amazing authors will share insights into their books, writing and the world of publishing as well as exploring love stories and what makes them so special.  The evening kicks off with a fantastic debut panel featuring Alice Cavanagh, Jennifer Bibby, Florence Keeling and Julie Haworth. Then, after an interval will be Lorraine Brown, Sara Jafari and Ore Agbaje-Williams to take to the stage.

Anyone can get involved in the #RespectRomFic movement. Every reader, librarian, bookseller, blogger, publisher, writer or champion of the romance genre. Simply share your love of love stories across your social media accounts using the hashtag #RespectRomFic and join millions of other readers across the globe in demanding more respect for the love stories we all love.

Alice Cavanagh - born in Fulham, Alice still lives in London and writes under a variety of names, including her real name, Bernadette Strachan, and as Juliet Ashton. Her first book under the pseudonym Alice Cavanagh is The House That Made Us.
Jennifer Bibby - a lifelong lover of stories, Jennifer spent her teenage years wowing teachers with her historical epics before exploring the everyday lives of modern women through literature. She loves classy cocktails, cake and medieval history, is happiest by the sea and firmly believes that dinosaurs improve everything. The Cornish Hideaway is her debut novel.
Florence Keeling - LOVES weddings and married the man she met when she was just four months old. 21 years of married bliss later, they're still VERY much in love. As a grown up, she wrangles two grown-up kids, two mad huskies and three day jobs. A Little In Love is her third work of fiction.
Julie Haworth - With a degree in English and American Literature, Julie was a teacher specialising in  literacy difficulties, before launching her freelance copywriting business. A member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, Julie's debut novel, Always By Your Side, was written whilst recovering from Covid in 2020, and won the Katie Fforde Debut Romantic Novel Award in 2023.
Lorraine Brown - trained as an actress. Lorraine recently completed her final year of a postgrad diploma in psychodynamic counselling - and was one of those chosen to be part of Penguin Random House UK’s 2017 Write Now program. She lives in London with her partner and their nine-year-old son, and her latest novel is Sorry I Missed You.
Sara Jafari - a British-Iranian writer whose work has been longlisted for Spread the Word's Life Writing Prize and published in gal-dem and The Good Journal. A contributor to I Will Not Be Erased and the upcoming anthology Who's Loving You, Sara also runs TOKEN Magazine, showcasing writing and artwork by underrepresented writers and artists. People Change is her new novel.
Ore Agbaje-Williams - a British-Nigerian writer from London, Ore has written for gal-dem, Glamour and Wasafiri and is an editor who wrote her debut novel The Three of Us in NaNoWriMo during lockdown.

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Show Times

Thursday 7 September, 2023 at
All Tickets - £6.00
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