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Launching Fleabag: The Scriptures with Lara Williams, Laura Jane Williams and Livia Franchini

Thursday 14th November 18:00 - 20:00 at Manchester - Deansgate

Putting pine nuts on your salad doesn't make you a grown up!

Because we love writing that's edgy, charming and emotional all at once, we're celebrating Fleabag: The Scriptures with conversation, fandom and a few surprises.

Join Manchester-based Supper Club author Lara Williams, winner of Not the Booker Prize 2019, Laura Jane Williams, romance writer and author of bestselling rom-com Our Stop, and Livia Franchini, writer and critic of experimental women's writing, for an honest look at the global phenomenon of Fleabag, and it's place in the canon of on-screen feminism, chaired by Phoebe Waller-Bridge's editor, Emma Herdman.

To honour the show, there'll be gins in tins, themed snacks and the chance to flaunt your most appropriate red lipstick.

All customers who purchase a book with their ticket will take home an exclusive signed copy.


Lara Williams is the author of one short story collection, Treats, which was shortlisted for the Republic of Consciousness Prize, the Edinburgh First Book Award and the Saboteur Awards and longlisted for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize. She has contributed to the Guardian, the Independent, Times Literary Supplement, Vice, Dazed and others. Supper Club is her first novel.


Laura Jane Williams writes romance for cynics. She is the author of cult memoir Becoming, self-help inspired Ice cream for Breakfast, and a new bestselling rom-com, Our Stop. Her work has been translated into 11 languages in over 17 countries - and counting. She is currently working on her next novel, out in summer 2020.

Livia Franchini is a writer and translator from Tuscany, Italy, whose work has been published in numerous publications and anthologies. In 2018, she was one of the inaugural writers-in-residence for the Connecting Emerging Literary Artist project, funded by Creative Europe. She lives in London, where she is completing a PhD in experimental women’s writing at Goldsmiths.

Manchester - Deansgate Waterstones, Manchester - Deansgate
Thursday 14th November 18:00 - 20:00

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