Today’s post is a little different but I am very excited about it! We here at The Little Contemporary Corner have partnered with Women X – created by Rianne Pictures with the aim of uplifting women and non-binary filmmakers. I work at Rianne Pictures, which is a volunteer and women led production company – I’ve been there for over three years now, I absolutely love it and I’m super glad my two worlds of films and books have collided! Read on to find out what the event is, when it is and how you can get tickets…Continue reading “Partner Event: Women X”
Slightly different post here but I sat in on an industry talk at Raindance Film Festival called Queer Love Stories on Screen and it was really interesting and adaptations came up a few times so this isn’t just a purely film based post for those who aren’t interested in my passionate love for films! Continue reading “Raindance Film Festival: Queer Love Stories – Blogtober”
Yesterday we had the absolute pleasure of attending an event with Candice Carty-Williams at Deansgate Waterstones in Manchester. They were trailing a new kind of event that was open to the public however allowed bloggers to take the lead afterwards. Candice stuck around for a chat with the bloggers and we got to ask as many questions about Queenie and about her publishing career as we could.
You might have noticed there’s quite a lot of change happening on the blog and in our lives at the moment. I wanted to put something all in a handy post for you all to let you know about upcoming events, changes to book club and other exciting things that will be happening in the future for The Little Contemporary Corner!
The last weekend in January was a really fun one for us, filled with loads of bookish things. A few months ago, we got invited to the Stripes EqualiTea event. The event was to promote Proud, their new LGBTQ+ anthology, along with some other exciting releases that Stripes have in store for us in 2019. As soon as we got invited, we jumped on the chance to go. The following day, we also had our semi-regular meeting with the Manchester Bloggers group. It was an incredibly bookish weekend.
At the end of October, we got the amazing opportunity to interview Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera before their event about their co-written novel, What If It’s Us. It was such a brilliant day and I loved being surrounded by others who love their stories. I feel so lucky that we got the chance to do this as they have both written stories that I completely adore so it was lovely to be able to chat to them about their joint one! Keep reading for the interview (by two best friends, for two best friends – wholesome!) Continue reading “Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera Interview”
On Monday night, I got the chance to see a talk with Jamie Campbell (star of documentary Jamie: Drag Queen at 16 and inspiration for the amazing musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie) as a part of Sheffield’s Off The Shelf Festival of Words. This was in collaboration with Sheffield Doc/Fest where I’m currently a trainee! The talk was called Desert Island Reads and was a spin on the popular BBC Radio 4 programme, Desert Island Discs. Continue reading “Off The Shelf Event – Jamie Campbell”