The Henley Literary Festival is offering a limited amount of complimentary tickets for Women in Journalism members and supporters to a panel discussion on diversity in publishing on Sunday October 4 at 3pm. It comes after this year’s Writing the Future report, commissioned by Spread the Word, which made bleak reading: in an increasingly diverse culture, the UK publishing industry was found to be seriously lagging behind. The report’s editor Danuta Kean is joined by: Azi Ahmed, author of Worlds Apart: A Muslim Girl in the SAS; writer and broadcaster Bidisha; novelist and playwright Stephen Thomson; and Valerie Brandes, publisher and founder of Jacaranda Books. Hear four excellent speakers reflect on their own experiences and the state of the industry in general. To claim a free pair of tickets, subject to availability, email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting HLF2015.
This year’s Henley Literary Festival features 170 talks, workshops and performances for adults and children at venues across the picturesque riverside town from September 28 to October 4. Bestselling novelists Deborah Moggach, Louis de Bernieres, Candace Bushnell, MC Beaton and Gill Hornby feature alongside speakers including Caroline Lucas, Bonnie Greer, Polly Vernon, Ralph Steadman and Yasmin Alibhai Brown.
For more information visit henleyliteraryfestival.co.uk.