10/03/18 | The Sage | Gateshead – BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival: What Do We Mean by “Working Class Writing?” in association with New Writing North. Kit de Waal, Darren McGarvey, Adelle Stripe and Michael Chaplin join Shahidha Bari to examine what we mean by ‘working class writing’. Crowd funding has helped bring a new generation of authors into print but is this because mainstream publishing has neglected diverse voices? What experiences do we want to see on the page and stage?

28/03/18 | The Dancehouse | Manchester – Manchester Literature Festival is delighted to present a special In Conversation with Suede frontman Brett Anderson about his forthcoming memoir. Profoundly moving, Coal Black Mornings captures Brett’s journey from ‘a slightly maudlin boy raised on salad cream and milky tea and cheap meat’ to one of rock’s most unique and charismatic singers. Come and hear him discuss some of the highlights of his extraordinary life with host Adelle Stripe.