For Books’ Sake Events

From pub quizzes, panel debates and presentations to library tours, live literary shenanigans and interactive installations, our national programme of events and workshops allows us to champion writing by women across the UK, engaging new audiences and expanding our impact and reach.

As well as coordinating our own events, we also offer bespoke events and workshop packages, perfect for all sorts of occasions including but not limited to arts and literature festivals, team-building away days, parties, conferences and book launches, plus school, college and university events.

What’s coming up

What we offer

From literary murder mysteries to themed genre events that transport you to other worlds and times, we love the challenge of coming up with an event package you’ll love.

 

For conferences and more corporate events, our presentations and panel discussions can be a brilliant way to start the conversation on how best to support and celebrate women writers.

 

We also offer services such as live-tweeting to our online community of over 20,000, perfect for maximising the impact of your event celebrating women writers.

 

We’re especially interested in pushing the boundaries of live literary events, and love events that allow us to incorporate performance, storytelling, music, theatre and art.

 

To find out more, including rates, testimonials and references, get in touch.

Book a workshop

Our interactive workshops can be tailored to almost any audience or age range, and we welcome the opportunity to develop new workshops in response to a specific issue or brief.

 

Current workshops include sessions on zine-making, feminism in fairytales, blogging for beginners, choice and consent in fiction, an exploration of erotica, celebrations of emerging and iconic women writers from your area and many more.

Who we’ve worked with

Past partners for events and workshops include…

Workshops at Southbank Centre’s Do-It-Yourself Zine Day, Cubitt Arts and Indietracks. Leading, chairing and speaking on panel discussions at publishing industry events, most recently including London Book Fair and International Translation Day.

 

Interactive storytelling installation, Into The Wild, conceived and delivered exclusively for Thames Festival, London’s largest outdoor arts festival.

 

Creative writing workshops for the LGBT Foundation, a vibrant charity with a range of new initiatives aimed at meeting the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

 

Supported and celebrated the work of global charity Womankind Worldwide by designing and delivering a themed book club event for International Women’s Day.

 

Participated in the first ever World Book Night, a global initiative involving 20,000 volunteers and millions of books in the UK alone (we even got to appear on the TV Book Club and meet Margaret Atwood!).

 

Custom literary pub quiz designed and delivered for the annual staff meeting of the Arvon Foundation. Similar sessions have been developed and delivered for arts and literature festivals across the UK.

 

Coordinated and delivered exclusive tours of London’s Poetry Library, the most comprehensive and accessible collection of poetry in Britain, and Salford Zine Library, both featuring behind-the-scenes access and themed talks from curators highlighting the best women writers in each collection.

Next Steps

Our team are happy to travel across the UK (though we will ask you to reimburse our travel expenses, plus accommodation where applicable), so – wherever that event you’re planning is – show your commitment to empowering women and girls to tell their stories and get in touch. To talk events, email Paul, or for workshops, contact Jane.