With the publication of Go Set A Watchman on the horizon Waterstones Piccadilly celebrates Harper Lee with an evening dedicated to To Kill A Mockingbird on Monday 13th July. I’m honoured to be taking part in this event.
7.30-8.15pm: Harper Lee & Contemporary Fiction
A panel led by novelist and short story writer Paul McVeigh with Joanna Trollope and more discuss Harper Lee and the enduring influence of her 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
8.30-9.15pm: Harper Lee & Human Rights
Join Director of Liberty Shami Chakrabarti and Labour MP Diana Abbott as they debate the issues of racism, human rights and equality explored inTo Kill A Mockingbird, and assess the novel’s influence on a generation of lawyers and policy-makers.
9.30-11.45pm: The Film
A big screen showing of the classic 1962 adaptation of To Kill A Mockingbird starring Gregory Peck and Mary Badham.
Then a very special Midnight Opening when Go Set A Watchman will be unveiled to the public and available to buy for the very first time.
Join us for this extraordinary evening of discussion, celebration and VIP guests at Waterstones Piccadilly.
All events are free but please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note there is no need to register for the midnight opening.