For Books’ Sake Events
Whether you’ve caught one of our events in the past and now want more, or haven’t made one yet and want to see what you’re missing, we’d love to work with you to deliver an event that features all your literary loves while still focusing on our key aims; promoting and celebrating writing by women.
These events usually fall into the following categories, but if you’ve got something else entirely in mind, we’d still love to hear from you (we love a challenge and the chance to try something new).
And we’re happy to travel across the UK and beyond (though we will ask you to reimburse our travel costs, plus accommodation where applicable), so now you can keep us in mind for any event you’re planning – wherever it is!
We’ve put on our popular literary pub quiz all over the UK, including in London, Leeds, Manchester and more. And if you’re after some literary shenanigans for your birthday, team-building away day or other occasion, then we recommend getting competitive with some boozed-up bickering about books.
Whether you’re an expert in erotica, got a fanatical Harry Potter obsessive to cater for or fancy a trip down memory lane with Enid Blyton and Beatrix Potter, we can tailor the content of our quizzes to your literary tastes.
Or you can go for a general option, which includes several rounds of questions on both contemporary and classic books, plus interactive rounds involving drawing, puns, euphemisms and a range of other fun challenges.
We can deliver one-off workshops and interactive tutorial sessions for colleges, universities, writing / reading groups and community organisations, or put together comprehensive bespoke packages for residential courses and other projects.
From sessions on writing for performers and performing for writers, to feminist readings and reimaginings of fairytales via YA heroines, erotica and making your own zines, we’ve got all sorts of workshops on a whole host of subjects.
Click here for a PDF with further details and examples.
Panel Discussions & Presentations:
Need an opinionated addition to that panel discussion you’re planning? Look no further. Whether you need someone to talk about the institutionalised sexism in publishing (taking into account statistics such as those from the independent VIDA audits), independent women writers across assorted genres, feminist landmarks in literature or anything in between, we love nothing more than talking about books and all that accompanies them, so please get in touch with your ideas.
“For Book’s Sake created an ideal evening’s entertainment for Arvon’s annual staff meeting – they came to Lumb Bank and delivered a literary pub quiz, carefully tailored to suit us. We particularly admired their combination of professionalism and enthusiasm; in-depth knowledge and fantastic sense of fun: highly recommended.” – Liz Flanagan, Centre Director at Lumb Bank, The Ted Hughes Arvon Centre.
“The workshop was just what I needed. I won’t lie, I was still petrified but the reading in the evening went better than I could have imagined. Thank you for your time and for all the tips.”
“Thank you for the great workshop… It really set us up well for the reading, and also gave us the chance to get to know one another a bit — it really added a lot to the whole experience.”
Want to know more about our experience? Get in touch and we’ll provide more details, including bios, CVs and references.
Seen enough? Send us an email with questions or enquiries, and we’ll be happy to send further details, rates and other info. Involved with a charity or social enterprise and want to work with us? We can discount our rates for these sorts of organisations so please get in touch to find out more.