I Choose Elena Book Launch
Thursday 19 September | 6:30 p.m.
Free event | RSVP to email@example.com
Join us for the book launch of I Choose Elena, Lucia Obsorne-Crowley’s brave and beautiful testimony to her decade-long journey of recovery after being sexually assaulted on a night out as a teenager. An essential contribution to the field of literature on untreated trauma, I Choose Elena details the female writers who gave solace to Osborne-Crowley and argues that only by addressing profound societal failures can we stop the self-perpetuating cycle of sexual violence.
The World Transformed: Social Media and the Left, Friend or Foe?
Monday 23 September | 3 p.m.
68 Middle Street
Richard Seymour, author of The Twittering Machine, will speak alongside Nadia Idle on the way social media has played a crucial role mobilising the left around campaigns and the extent to which individuals and groups may be affected by the digital platforms we’ve become so reliant on. This workshop will think through this question and consider what a more strategic and sustainable approach towards social media might mean in our fight for socialism
Golden Hare Books Festival: The Legacy of War Foundation, with Sulaiman Addonia
Friday 18 October | 3 p.m.
All tickets are by donation | Tickets
St Stephens Church, Edinburgh
Sulaiman Addonia, author of Silence is my Mother Tongue, will discuss his writing and experience. He will also discuss his work as a Collective Member with the Legacy of War Foundation, a charity dedicated to rebuilding communities affected by conflict.
Sulaiman will be in conversation with a representative of the Legacy of War Foundation (TBA). All ticket and booksales profits from this event will be donated to the Foundation. LoWF merchandise and information will also be available at the event.
Normalise! African Literature in Focus
Thursday 31 October | 6:30 p.m.
£10/8 | Tickets
Waterstones Gower Street
At the end of Black History Month, authors Sulaiman Addonia (Silence Is My Mother Tongue, The Consequences of Love), Leye Adenle (When Trouble Sleeps, Easy Motion Tourist), and Ola Awonubi (Naija Love Stories, Love’s Persuasion) will be discussing the role of African literature in History, its role in the world literary canon, and the ways in which we can normalise the presence of works by African authors in the global mainstream.
The panel discussion will be followed by ample time to buy books and get them signed.
Fives Leaves Bookshop: I Choose Elena, with Lucia Obsorne-Crowley
Thursday 7 November | 7 p.m.
£4/2 | Tickets
Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham
In a brilliantly researched and deeply affecting essay I Choose Elena, Lucia Osborne-Crowley invites the reader/listener to join her on decade-long journey to recovery: from the immediate aftermath of the assault, through years of misdiagnosis, to the solace and strength she found in writers like Elena Ferrante.
Tickets include refreshments. Please let us know you are coming on firstname.lastname@example.org.