Meet, Watch & Listen to Emily

April 17 – 18, 2021

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books – VIRTUAL

I am proud to have been invited to promote my new book “The Rivers” at The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on the campus of The University of California. Originally scheduled to take place in April, world events have meant that it will now take place as a virtual event beginning on Sunday, October 18, and continuing over the course of four weeks. The Los Angeles Times will celebrate storytelling with author panels, readings, and other events. Please reserve your virtual front-row seat now for this free celebration of books!  CLICK HERE to reserve your free spot and check out the programming schedule.

The Los Angeles Times will continue to monitor public health and safety protocols, but at this time, plans to hold next year’s Festival of Books on the USC campus, April 17-18, 2021. I am happy to say that, if the world is a settled place by then, I will be attending after all – all thanks to the well meaning folk who kindly donated to allow me to participate – a big thank you to you all who donated.

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books has become a world renowned experience gathering writers, poets, artists, filmmakers, musicians and emerging storytellers like no other. Today over 150,000 people attend, making it the largest festival of its kind in the United States.

 

 

October
2020

CANCELLED

Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival

This is far more than just your average literature festival – it’s the ideas bit that makes the difference, and it’s got hundreds. 8 days of inspiration covering literature, drama, music, comedy, dance, current affairs, creative writing and spoken word. All the ingredients for a fabulous festival – and I have been invited to attend. How wonderful, I’ve never been to Rochdale before, so I am really looking forward to going.

 

DATE TBC

 

London Book Fair New Title Showcase

Unfortunately this event has been postponed until next year due to the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus.

Olympia, West London I was really excited about appearing and promoting my new book “The Rivers” at this annual event which will now take place next year in March 2021. Celebrating it’s 49th year anniversary, it will see more than 25,000 publishing professionals arrive in London for the Fair, so what better place to present my book to the wider public. Hope to meet you there next year now. But you don’t need to wait till then to read my book you can purchase it from Amazon, Waterstones or any independent bookseller.

Wednesday 10th June
2020

19:30 Duration approx. 60-75 mins

“Cult Sensation” Novelist: The Journey So Far

Hosted by The Friends of Milton Road Library, a group who support the Milton Road Library in Cambridge, UK and want to ensure it that it not only stays open but also develops as a community resource.

Following on from the success of their recent Poetry Evening “Poems for the Planet”, the event was entitled “Cult Sensation” Novelist: The Journey So Far. It was yours truly talking about my two books “The Religion of Self-Enlightenment” and “The Rivers”, followed by a Q&A session and a chance for participants to exchange of views. Is was a great evening and the talk went extremely well, my old English teacher was even in attendance. I received many compliments after the talk with several people commenting on the wonderful atmosphere and vibe – which was lovely.

You can check out some of their previous free events that have taken place here.

Thursday 28th May
2020

19:00 for just 7 seconds!

PechaKucha 20×20 Cambridge

You may have missed the live event, but now you can see it whenever you wish. Just select the WATCH button.

I was proud to have been invited to appear on PechaKucha’s Cambridge 20×20. My presentation showed my 20 chosen images, each for 20 seconds. So I will had 400 seconds to tell my story, with visuals guiding the way.

The event featured a wide range of speakers including archaeologist Kasia Gdaniec, Anne Beamish (founder of Indie Cambridge), designer Deanne Tyson, Pam Weeson, founder of Fantasia shop in Mill Road AND ME!! Emily Scialom author of “The Religion of Self-Enlightenment” and “The Rivers”, so you can imagine it turned out to be a stimulating evening.

PechaKucha means “chit chat” in Japanese. This creative outlet began as night time get-togethers in Tokyo in 2003 by two renowned architects. Since then, three million people have attended PechaKucha events worldwide.

 

 

Saturday
16th November
11:00 – 14:00

Canterbury

Waterstones Canterbury

My first visit to Waterstones Canterbury was a great success. It was so nice to see so many of you come along to meet me and buy signed copes of my books – some even bought both of them – The Religion of Self-Enlightenment and my new book The Rivers. A big thank you to you all!

 

Thursday
10th October
5pm

Aberdeen

Blackwell’s Aberdeen

Blackwell’s in Aberdeen played host to my book talk. It was great that so many of you turned up to see me and hear about / and buy my two books. My last ‘Meet Emily’ was on the sunny south coast of England, this book talk was way up north in Aberdeen and the weather was great meaning I could spend some time on the beach! It’s so nice to travel around and meet such lovely people and have a chance to talk about my books, The Religion of Self-Enlightenment and my new book The Rivers – where a sea of alternative romantic dynamics emerges from the chaos of 21st-century Britain. Amidst a backdrop of philosophic and emotional turmoil, two lovers manage to explore the depths of their love in its wildest form.

 

Saturday
21st September
12:00- 14:00

Eastbourne

Waterstones Eastbourne

Back again at Waterstones Eastbourne which once again was a great success. This time to sign and meet on what was a sunny day on the south coast, with both The Religion of Self-Enlightenment and my new book The Rivers. The manager couldn’t believe it as every customer seemed to have a copy of one of my books!!! Take a look at some of you who bought my books – so many others didn’t want their photos taken – that’s fine. I’m looking forward to the feedback from everyone of you that bought my book photo or not.

Monday
26th August
15:15PM

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire provides information and entertainment from and about Cambridgeshire. I will be appearing to discuss my second book “The Rivers” – The Rivers of The Cam and The Thames flow freely through Cambridge and London, as do the lives of this plethora of characters. A sea of alternative romantic dynamics emerges from the chaos of 21st-century Britain. Amidst a backdrop of philosophic and emotional turmoil, two lovers manage to explore the depths of their love in its wildest form.

95.7FM (North of the County) and 96FM (South of the County) and 1026AM and on Digital. Listen online too via bbc.co.uk/radiocambridgeshire or click the LISTEN button.

 

TBC

Radio Interview on Brighton & Hove Community Radio

Brighton & Hove Community Radio is a radio station on the south coast of South East England. I will be appearing to discuss my second book “The Rivers” – A sea of alternative romantic dynamics emerges from the chaos of 21st-century Britain. Amidst a backdrop of philosophic and emotional turmoil, two lovers manage to explore the depths of their love in its wildest form. Please check back for full details once the date and time has been confirmed.

Saturday
17th August
12:00- 16:00

Eastbourne

Waterstones Eastbourne

July’s event at Waterstones Eastbourne was a great success, with all copies of my book The Religion of Self-Enlightenment selling out. Only trouble was, they forgot to order in copies of my new book The Rivers! So, I have been invited back to talk about and sign copies of my new book The Rivers! I look forward to meeting potential readers to talk about this modern day love story where two lovers manage to explore the depths of their love in its wildest form. See you in August on the sunny south coast.

 

A big thank you to just a few of the lovely folk from Eastbourne that bought my new book“The Rivers” and first book “The Religion of Self Enlightenment” – it was delightful meeting you all.

 

Wednesday
24th July
16:40pm

Radio Interview on Cry Community Radio Youghal

Cry104fm Community Radio Youghal is a radio station in Cork, Republic of Ireland. I appeared on the Drivetime Show to discuss my second book “The Rivers” – A sea of alternative romantic dynamics emerges from the chaos of 21st-century Britain. Amidst a backdrop of philosophic and emotional turmoil, two lovers manage to explore the depths of their love in its wildest form. Please take the time to listen to my interview with Cry104fm’s Eanna Dowling about love, sex and spirituality.

Saturday
20th July
12:00- 16:00

Eastbourne

Waterstones Eastbourne

Following the successful promotion of my book The Religion of Self-Enlightenment in March and June, I have been invited back to talk about and sign copies of my just launched new book The Rivers! I look forward to meeting potential readers to talk about this modern day love story where two lovers manage to explore the depths of their love in its wildest form.

 

And just a few of the lovely folk from Eastbourne that bought my book “The Religion of Self Enlightenment” – a big thank you, it was delightful meeting you all.

 

Wednesday
17th July
11:30am

Radio Interview ‘Phil Rowe’

Cambridge105fm Radio is a radio station in Cambridge. I will be appearing on the Phil Rowe Show. Phil Rowe presents a mix of music and conversation on a Wednesday morning. Featuring the Mystery Year and at 11.30 an interview with Emily Scialom who will be discussing her second book “The Rivers”. A sea of alternative romantic dynamics emerges from the chaos of 21st-century Britain. Amidst a backdrop of philosophic and emotional turmoil, two lovers manage to explore the depths of their love in its wildest form.

Saturday
1st June
12:00- 16:00

Eastbourne

Waterstones Eastbourne

Following the complete sell-out of my book The Religion of Self-Enlightenment in March, the lovely folk at Waterstones Eastbourne invited me back, with more copies this time! Once again I was there to sign copies of my book, chat about what brought me to write it and also give glimpses into my new book ‘The Rivers’ which is available now from Amazon, Waterstones and many independent booksellers.

 

And just a few of the lovely folk from Eastbourne that bought my book – a big thank you, it was delightful meeting you all.

 

Tuesday
April 2nd

London

Hatchards Waterstones –
King’s Cross/St. Pancras

Another complete sell-out, yes, all copies of my book The Religion of Self-Enlightenment sold, how fantastic. A big thank you to everyone that came along and made my first London signing such a success. Below is Viola who bought the very last copy.

 

Thursday
October 10th
5.30pm

Aberdeen

Blackwells Aberdeen

From the Eastbourne on the south coast to Aberdeen in the far north, I am pleased to announce that I will be with the lovely folk of Scotland at Blackwells on Thursday 10th October to sign copies of my book ‘The Religion of Self-Enlightenment’. I look forward to meeting those who have read my book as well as those who have yet to read it. I will also be able to give you glimpses into my forthcoming book ‘The Rivers’ which will be published later this year.

 

Friday
March 8th
14:00-16:00

Eastbourne

Waterstones Eastbourne

A complete sell-out, yes, all copies of my book The Religion of Self-Enlightenment sold, how wonderful. A big thank you to all the lovelies that came along and made my Waterstones Eastbourne signing such a success, so much so that they have invited me back, next time on a Saturday – and with double the copies. Watch this space! Below are just three of you that bought my book, Jo who bought a signed copy even before the official signing began and Chris, who bought the very last copy.

 

Thursday
October 4th
18:00-19:30

Cambridge

Waterstones ‘Local Author Showcase’

The Waterstones Cambridge ‘Local Author Showcase’ was a great success and the feedback from all those that attended was very positive. It was so lovely meeting those who have read my book ‘The Religion of Self-Enlightenment’, as well as those who have yet to, and be able to discuss it with them. Should you prefer a printed version then you can purchase a copy here.

 

Mon-Thurs 16:00-19:00

Date to be confirmed

Radio Interview ‘Drive Show’

107 Endeavour Radio is a radio station in Boston, Lincolnshire. I will be appearing on the Drive Show hosted by Chris Moore DJ. Chris has recently read my book “I could not put this book down. I was planning to read it over the weekend, but I was immediately hooked and read the book cover to cover this evening”

Thursday
June 21st

Cambridge

Poetry Reading, Wandlebury

An eclectic mix of poetry from 5pm until 9pm. Come along and join WordSpoke in celebrating the summer solstice, at the stable blocks in Wandlebury Country Park. I should performing at around 7pm.

Making People Smile

As part of my “The Religion of Self-enlightenment” book giveaway

Lynn is taking ‘The Religion of Self-Enlightenment’ on holiday with her and will leave an Amazon review in her own good time 🙂 Thank you, Lynn!

Alex is the luckiest man alive! He is, in fact, the first man I’ve given ‘The Religion of Self-Enlightenment’ to. I hope he will enjoy it!!

Tom is an excellent cashier and a wonderful person! Here he is with his free copy of ‘The ROSE‘!

Heeere’s Alison! She has a free copy of my “cult sensation” debut novel, ‘The Religion of Self-Enlightenment’, in her hands! Lucky her.

Jane was just talking about spirituality and yoga before I pounced on her with a FREE copy of my debut novel, ‘The Religion of Self-Enlightenment’! I hope she enjoys it.

Raj is thinking of writing a book himself and is about to travel to the Middle East. What a perfect reader!

Dearest Ami loves her free copy of ‘The Religion of Self-Enlightenment’! It was awesome to meet you 🙂

Ann and Richard are creative types who have been happily married for many years. I would say that they accepted a free copy of ‘The Religion of Self-Enlightenment’, but they actually insisted on giving me money for it! Thank you to these lovely people. 🙂

Pamela’s a lovely lady who is going to give my book a read.

Hannah wins a free copy of ‘The Religion of Self-Enlightenment’ for her reading pleasure – after exams, of course!

Here’s the lovely Jenny with her FREE copy of ‘The Religion of Self-Enlightenment’! She “loves a bit of self-enlightenment”

Giving away my book in the name of love. Thank you to the lovely Amy, who is taking the book back to Sweden.

I will post a picture of everyone I ever give a book! Here is the delightful Caroline, who is giving a copy to her husband, Stuart!

Here’s the charming Sinead with her free copy of ‘The Religion of Self-Enlightenment’! She’s all about the word ‘enlightenment’… 🙂 Lovely to meet such a wonderful woman.

Amy’s happy with her free copy of ‘The Religion of Self-Enlightenment’!

Here is Rosa. The acronym for the book is ‘The ROSE’, which we found synchronistic!

Emily’s taking her free copy of my “cult sensation” (Cambridge News) novel, ‘The Religion of Self-Enlightenment‘, to her book club tonight!

And let’s not forget my newly published “The Rivers” book giveaway

“I’m happy about existence again!” says Riina, after I gave her a copy of ‘The Rivers’.