We’re pleased to announce a series of Autumn events, featuring: M Y Alam, Ian Clayton, Sophie Coulombeau, Tom Hingley and Steve McKevitt.


In support of the publication of his book Carpet Burns, Tom Hingley is taking to the road to tour an extraordinary album with an extraordinary band.

Tom Hingley and The Lovers [Steve Hanley (The Fall) Paul Hanley (The Fall) Kelly Wood and Andrew Tarling] will be performing the Inspiral Carpets 1991 Top 5 UK chart position, second album The Beast Inside at a variety of O2 venues in early September 2012. β€˜The Beast Inside has never been revisited and it’s greatly loved and missed,’ says Tom, β€˜We were a great singles band but that was our only great, coherent album.’ Click here for more details on this album and tour.

Thursday 6 September – Newcastle O2 Academy2 – Β£7 – Tickets
Friday 7
September – Glasgow O2 ABC2 – Β£7 – Tickets
Saturday 8
September – Liverpool O2 Academy2 – Β£7 – Tickets
Sunday 9
September – Birmingham O2 Academy3 – Β£7 – Tickets
Monday 10
September – Birstol O2 Academy2 – Β£7 – Tickets
Tuesday 11
September – Cardiff clwb ifor bach – Β£8 – Tickets
Thursday 13 September
– London O2 Academy2 Islington – Β£8 – Tickets
Friday 21 September
– Manchester Ruby Lounge –£8Tickets

Sunday 16 September
Tom Hingley,
Oldham Weekend Literature Festival – Gallery Cafe, 6:00pm
Click here for more details of the Oldham Weekend Literature Festival
To book call 0161 770 8010 or 0161 770 8016.

Monday 17 September – BOOK SIGNING
Tom Hingley will be signing books at Waterstones, Deansgate, Manchester, 12:00pm

Wednesday 19 September
Tom Hingley will be talking about Carpet Burns at Carnegie Library, Ayr 7pm
Followed by a live solo performance at Wellingtons Bar, Ayr, around 9:30pm

Thursday 27 September
Ian Clayton
Wakefield Literature Festival, The Orangery, Wakefield, 7:30pm-9pm
Author talk and reading.
Click here for more details and to book tickets


Monday 1 October
M Y Alam, Ilkley Literature Festival, Ilkley Playhouse Wildman, 7:30pm
Click here for details and to book tickets

Sunday 7 October
Tom Hingley, Morley Literature Festiva l – St Peter’s Church, 2:30pm
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Monday 8 October
Sophie Coulombeau, Manchester Literature Festival, Waterstones Deansgate, Event Room, 1pm
Northern Debuts with AT Boyle, Sophie Coulombeau & Stuart Evers, FREE EVENT
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Thursday 11 October
M Y Alam, Morley Literature Festival, Morley Library, 7:45pm
M Y Alam, Wes Brown, Ross Raisin
A discussion between three authors from the region – Keighley, Bradford and Leeds – on how location influences their work and shapes their characters’ identities and actions.
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Tuesday 16 October
M Y Alam, Word of Mouth Festival, Halifax Central Library, 7:30pm
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Saturday 20 October
Tom Hingley, Encounters Festival, Airdrie Library, afternoon
Followed by a live performance at Airdrie Town Hall, Encounters Festival, evening

Sunday 21 October
Tom Hingley, Chester Literature Festival, 7:30pm
Laugh Inn Comedy Club
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Wednesday 24 October
Tom Hingley, Off The Shelf Literature Festival, Sheffield, 7:30pm
The Auditorium, Uni of Sheffield Student Union
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Saturday 3 November
Steve McKevitt, Small Publishers Book Fair, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, 3pm
Steve McKevitt gives a talk called ‘Have Your Say – Why Your Opinion Is Important To Us’
Free Event. Plus Route will be trading at the Small Publishers book fair all day. Drop in to say hello.

Thursday 8 November
An Evening with Tom Hingley, Waterstones, Leeds, 7:30pm


Tuesday 4 December
Sophie Coulombeau, Oldham Library, 7pm.