August 15, 2016

Come To My Events at Cheltenham Literature Festival

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I am so so incredibly honoured to be a guest curator at The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival (on from 7 – 16 October 2016.)

So being a “guest curator” means I’ve been able to curate some of my own talks and panels at the festival! I’m over the moon to be a part of it. I can’t wait to meet everyone attending and fellow authors/panelists.

SO, here’s the list of things I’m going to chairing, or a part of, and I can’t WAIT to see you there.

1. A live podcast with LAURA BATES!

I’ll be hosting a one-off special live podcast recording with The Everyday Sexism Project founder Laura Bates. We’ll be talking body image, relationships and social media pressures and of course all about Laura’s latest book Girl Up, a funny, bold and no-nonsense survival guide to growing up as a 21st century, empowered girl. This live conversation will be shared on my Ctrl Alt Delete podcast soon after the event.

Get your tickets (or bookmark if there’ll not yet on sale) HERE.

2. Build your own brand workshop

Don’t worry, this won’t be buzzwordy or cheesy, but practical and helpful. In a small session we’re going to discuss real life tools to get that ~thing you always wanted to launch~ off the ground. Whether you blog about property, tweet about jewellery-making, or pin about home interiors, a WiFi connection and social media platforms can be all you need to get noticed, both personally and professionally. I’m leading a one-off workshop all about how to build a personal brand online, for those either looking to boost their business or hone their hobby.

Get your tickets (or add to your wishlist if there’ll not yet on sale) HERE.

3. Our Lives Online

I have curated this panel and am very excited to be chairing it. All about Millennials, you know, the generation glued to smartphones. But it isn’t all cat videos and Instagrams of brunch. Many are forging hugely successful new businesses, new ideas and new ways of living via online platforms. Deliciously Ella’s food empire stemmed from her healthy-eating blog, Lliana Bird of #HelpRefugees helped thousands after her and her friends’ kitchen table activism reached global networks via Twitter and June Eric-Udorie has made incredible strides in discussions around feminism and race with her online writing and activism. Really really looking forward to this one. Get your tickets (or add to your wishlist if there’ll not yet on sale) HERE.

4. Is The Selfie Really Selfish?

Yes, a panel about selfies! We’ll be discusses the many incarnations of the ‘selfie’, from Renaissance portraits to the digital age. From Frida Kahlo to #blacklivesmatter, we’ll be looking beyond Kim Kardashian and the infamous duck pouts of social media to examine the long history of self-portraiture and discuss the power and capacity for change that documenting one’s image can hold. I’ll be on this panel alongside Art historian and author of Seeing Ourselves: Women’s Self Portraits, Frances Borzello and Healthy.Happy.Hot. founder Michelle Thomas. Get your tickets (or add to your wishlist if there’ll not yet on sale) HERE.

Tickets go on general sale on 7th September.

Or if you’re a member, 31st August.

On the website you can start building a “wishlist” – there’s a chance to win your full wishlist. <3

 

My Book

“In love with Emma Gannon’s Ctrl Alt Delete. So funny & smart, and reminding me of some of my own cringe teen Internet exploits!”

– Anna James, former literary editor of ELLE

"Funny, honest, and nostalgic!"

– The Debrief

“Emma Gannon is a bright spark of light in the world. I seriously dig everything she makes”

– Elizabeth Gilbert, bestselling author of Big Magic