Thursday, 28 July 2016

Book Your Table for our Pop-Up Bookshop

Booking is NOW OPEN on Eventbrite for tables at our pop-up bookshop at LIFT** in Islington on Saturday 17th September. 

£20 secures a half share of a table (80cm x 160 cm) and  FOUR HOURS, from 2pm to 6pm, to interact with readers and sell your books. You will have the choice of selling your books directly yourself, or going through our central till. We take no cut of your price, but we do offer the option of paying by card.


TLF16 will be FREE Lit Fest, open to all. Read more about our exciting programme on the tabbed pages of this blog.

Blue Hall, Lift
  **LIFT is on White Lion Street, between Penton Street and Baron Street, a short walk from Angel Tube Station. It is also very close to the route of the 205 bus on the A505/Pentonville Road. The 205 goes from Paddington to Liverpool Station, via Marylebone, Euston, St Pancras and Kings Cross, thus serving most major rail routes into London.

We have hired two rooms on the first floor of LIFT, the Blue Hall (which we will use for the pop-up bookshop) and the Penton Room (which we will use for the author panels). There is a lift for those who can’t or don’t wish to use the stairs.

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Triskele Lit Fest: adventures in reading


adventures in reading

Building on our experience of running two Indie Author Fairs, Triskele Books imagined our ideal Lit Fest. One word sums it up:


Author panels to draw in readers eager to explore the world of books
Indie authors and trade-published authors on an equal footing on the same platform
BAME authors invited to talk about their books, not about diversity
Authors paid a decent fee for their appearance 

True to the founding principles of Triskele Books and Words with Jam, we knew it was up to us to make it happen.

So this year, alongside the trademark pop-up bookshop of our Indie Author Fairs, we will be staging a series of author panels, each focused on a genre popular with readers. The panels will bring together authors to discuss why they work in their chosen genre - what they love about it, what its challenges are, and their own favourite authors. 

Our Preserving the Unicorn panel will explore how editors and authors work together when the text, at first sight, defies conventional wisdom about how a narrative ‘should’ be put together. Ground-breaking novels, by their nature, break the rules. How does an editor work to hone such a text, without destroying the unique magic the author has created?

Supported by Matador Books and Ingram Spark, we bring you the first Triskele Lit Fest.

We look forward to welcoming you to Lift in Islington on Saturday 17th September.

Booking NOW OPEN for those who want a table in our pop-up bookshop.

In the meantime, you can view some of the exciting panellists we have lined up for you here.