Judy Blume: 2015 UK tour

23 June 2015

Judy Blume, the best-loved author of Forever and Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret is coming to the UK to talk about her new book for adults, In The Unlikely Event. Don't miss her!

In 1987, Miri Ammerman returns to her hometown of Elizabeth, New Jersey, to attend a commemoration of the worst year of her life.

Thirty-five years earlier, when Miri was fifteen and in love for the first time, three planes fell from the sky within three months, leaving a community reeling. Against this backdrop of actual events in the early 1950s, when airline travel was new and exciting and everyone dreamed of going somewhere, Judy Blume weaves a haunting story of three generations of families, friends, and strangers, whose lives are for ever changed in the aftermath.

Beautiful, gripping and deeply moving, In the Unlikely Event is an unforgettable novel from Judy Blume, one of America's most beloved authors.

LONDON Sunday, 12 July, 6 p.m.

What? Judy Blume talks to Sarah Churchwell at Jewish Book Week. There will be time for you to ask questions.

Where? Kings Place, 90 York Way, N1

Price: £9.50

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MANCHESTER Wednesday, 15 July, 6.30 p.m.

What? An evening with Judy Blume in conversation with author Keris Stainton

Where? Manchester Central Library, St Peters Square, Manchester, M2 5PD

Price: £7 (£5 for Waterstones cardholders)

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EDINBURGH Thursday, 16 July, 6.30 p.m.

What? An evening with Judy Blume in conversation with author Cat Clarke

Where? Assembly Roxy, 2 Roxburgh Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9SU

Price: £7 (£5 for Waterstones cardholders)

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LONDON Friday, 17 July, 6.30 p.m.

What? An evening with Judy Blume

Where? Waterstones Piccadilly, 203/206 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9HD

Price: £7 (£5 for Waterstones cardholders)

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LONDON Saturday, 18 July, 3.30 - 4.15 p.m.

What? Judy Blume will be speaking to Patrick Ness, about her young adult novels at YALC (Young Adult Literary Convention), which is happening at the London Film and Comic Convention (LFCC).

Where? London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8UX

Price: £20 day ticket for entry into LFCC and YALC

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DUBLIN Sunday, 19 July, 8 p.m.

What? Judy Blume in conversation with SinĂ©ad Gleeson

Where? Pavilion Theatre, Marine Rd, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Price: €10 (€8 concessions)

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>>Find out more about In the Unlikely Event and read a passage from the novel

 

In the Unlikely Event

Picture of Judy Blume © Elena Seibert 2015

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