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A fully up to date listing of where you can meet Portobello Books authors in the coming months.

July

08/07/2015, 5pm
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown at Ways With Words Festival
One of Britain's foremost cultural commentators on politics, multiracial societies, faith and human rights, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown tells of her love for England; a country attracted to diversity and difference. She reflects on what it means to be English today.
Ways With Words festival, Dartington Hall, Droridge Farm, Dartington, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6JG
www.wayswithwords.co.uk

11/07/2015, 5.30pm
Caroline Cradio-perez speaks like a woman at Ways With Words
What does it mean to be female in cultures where power, privilege or basic freedoms are mostly equated with being male? The woman who took on the Bank of England, Twitter and the criminal system, speaks of her encounters with pioneering women from Antartica to Afghanistan.
Ways With Words festival, Dartington Hall, Droridge Farm, Dartington, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6JG
www.wayswithwords.co.uk

12/07/2015, 11am
Honourable Friends?: Caroline Lucas at Ways With Words Festival
Part diary, part reflection, part passionate call-to-arms, this is a unique talk by an exceptional politician and activist. Caroline Lucas is the MP for Brighton Pavilion and was the Green Party leader from 2008-2012. She has been voted 'Ethical Politician of the Year' and '2014 MP of the Year'.
Ways With Words festival, Dartington Hall, Droridge Farm, Dartington, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6JG
www.wayswithwords.co.uk

31/07/2015, 3pm
Caroline Criado-Perez in conversation with Rosie Boycott at Port Eliot Festival
From the woman who took on the Bank of England, Twitter and the criminal justice system, Do It Like A Woman is a timely and necessary celebration of women's rights activists around the world and a call to arms for doing it like a woman... Every day, all around the world, women are reinventing what it means to be female in cultures where power, privilege or basic freedoms are all too often equated with being male. Here, Caroline Criado-Perez, one of the most vocal and tenacious campaigners of her generation, tells her story of campaigning for women's rights and dealing with cyber backlash as well as introducing us to some of the most pioneering women campaigners across the globe. From the female fighter pilot in Afghanistan who escaped from the Taliban to the anti-FGM campaigners in the UK as well as across the world, Do It Like A Woman is a celebration of private heroisms and public triumphs, and is an inspiring manifesto for women everywhere. Caroline Criado-Perez is a British journalist and feminist activist whose work has appeared in The Times, the Telegraph, the Guardian, the Independent and the New Statesman. In 2013, she won the Liberty Human Rights Campaigner of the Year Award and was named one of the Guardian's People of the Year.
Port Eliot Festival, Port Eliot Festival, St Germans, Cornwall, PL12 5ND
www.porteliotfestival.com

August

09/08/2015, 4.15pm
Who Made Jihadi John?: Yasmin Alibhai Brown at Wilderness Festival
An eclectic panel unpacks and debates the causes, symptoms and possible solutions to the problem of radicalisation. Is it as big a problem as we've been led to believe? Are the root causes social, religious, economic, or another case of a few bad apples? Chaired by BAFTA-winning satirist Heydon Prowse and featuring: Maajid Nawaz (former radical islamist, counter-extremism consultant, writer & campaigner) Andrew Gilligan (Telegraph London editor) Yasmin Alibhai-Brown (Ugandan-Asian immigrant and one of England's most outspoken and insightful journalists) Zoe Williams (Author and Guardian columnist)
Wilderness Festival, Wilderness Festival, Cornbury Park, Charlsbury, Oxfordshire, OX7 3DG
www.wildernessfestival.com

25/08/2015, 2.15pm
Britain's Immigrant Stories: Yasmin Alibhai-Brown & Bidisha at Edinburgh International Book Festival
What does national identity mean in an era of multiracial culture? Yasmin Alibhai-Brown is one of Britain's most important commentators on multiculturalism: in Exotic England she describes 'a curious nation' that has developed thanks to its long history of immigration. Bidisha is a writer and human rights journalist whose book Asylum and Exile depicts the bravery of people who have left everything behind to seek sanctuary on this island.
Edinburgh International Book Festival, Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh, EH2 4DR
www.edbookfest.co.uk

29/08/2015, 5pm
Honourable Friends?: Caroline Lucas at Edinburgh International Book Festival
This book won't make Caroline Lucas very popular with the Westminster establishment. In Honourable Friends? the first UK Green MP reveals the secret workings of parliamentary life and suggests that we could be governed so much better. As a lone voice at her workplace, Lucas is the ideal outsider - ideally positioned to bring fresh ideas to the creaking Westminster system.
Edinburgh International Book Festival, Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh, EH2 4DR
www.edbookfest.co.uk



 
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