Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, this event has been cancelled. Words Weekend Artistic Director Beth Gallimore’s statement reads:
‘It is with huge sadness that we have taken the decision to cancel Words Weekend at The Lowry following the escalation of COVID-19 in Europe. Although this is an incredibly difficult decision, the health of authors and audiences must be the priority.
The cancellation of London Book Fair was an early indicator of the impact COVID-19 would have on our industry, and given the fast-changing nature of the situation, we feel we must act quickly and decisively.
All ticket holders will be contacted directly by the venue.
We will be pressing ahead with our plans for Bury St Edmunds in May, our spring 2021 festival at Sage Gateshead, and hope to plan another festival at The Lowry in the future.’
To mark the release of her third novel, Adults, acclaimed author Emma Jane Unsworth invites you to join in a frank and open discussion about how we are supposed to be adults in today’s society with the added pressure of a life lived through social media. Why do we live for the perfect Instagram picture and how is it going to effect adults of the future? Put your phones away and join the debate on how we are going to survive and thrive in a virtual reality. Emma Jane will be in conversation with influencer and broadcaster Simon Savidge.