May
10
7:00 pm19:00

Author Visit to Barnstaple Library

Virginia will be talking at Barnstaple Library about her writing process and about the themes and inspiration for both of her novels, copies of which will be on sale.  There will be a chance to win a signed first edition of the hardback of Early One Morning.  

Venue: North Devon Library, Tuly Street, Barnstaple EX31 IEL

The cost is £3.50 to include refreshments and the proceeds will go to the Friends of Barnstaple Library.  Booking is essential -  drop in to the Library or telephone 01271 318782.

 

 

 

Mar
21
7:30 pm19:30

Lewes Literary Society

Virginia will be giving a talk on the themes of friends, family, love and rescue in relation to Early One Morning at an event organised by the Lewes Literary Society.

The venue is the All Saints Centre, Friars Walk, Lewes, BN7 2LE. The doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start.  Tickets cost £10 and will be available from Bow Windows Book Shop (175 High Street, Lewes BN7 1YE) or online from 3 weeks prior to the event.  

You can read more about the event and about other author talks in the Lewes Literary Society’s programme here

Feb
9
7:00 pm19:00

Exmouth Library Author Talk

 

An evening of chat, readings, questions and answers at Exmouth library.  The cost is £3.50 to include refreshments.  Get there at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Tickets are available in advance or on the door from the Library.

Reservations: Exmouth.library@librariesunlimited.org.uk 01395 278747

Oct
23
2:30 pm14:30

'Rome Open City' at Exeter's Phoenix Arts Centre

Come to an afternoon showing of the iconic neo-realist film Roma Citta Aperta, one of the major sources of inspiration for Early One Morning. Tickets can be bought from the Phoenix Box Office or on the door.

Danielle Hipkins, Associate Professor of Italian Studies and Film at the University of Exeter will introduce the film and Virginia will talk about how the film impacted on her and the creation of her fictional world.  After the film, there will be an opportunity to ask both Danielle and Virginia questions over a convivial glass of wine.

This event is organised by Exeter’s Italian Cultural Association

Roma citta aperta, original poster for Rome Open City film
Oct
22
4:00 pm16:00

Yeovil Literary Festival

Virginia will be talking about the inspiration for Early One Morning and answering questions about the book in the Johnson studio in Yeovil as part of this year's exciting festival.  Tickets are £5 and can be purchased by following this link. 

Sep
16
1:00 pm13:00

Writing Workshop

Virginia will be teaching a two-hour prose fiction workshop during the Budleigh Salterton literature festival.  Tickets cost £20 and are available from the festival box office and online.

Jun
23
7:00 pm19:00

Brendon Books, Taunton

Come to Brendon Books in Taunton for an evening of bookish chat and celebration of Independent Booksellers Week. Virginia will be talking about the inspiration for Early One Morning at a free but ticketed event. Book your tickets here.

Jun
23
11:00 am11:00

Independent Booksellers Week

To celebrate Independent Booksellers Week Virginia will be doing a tour of independent bookshops in the south-west during the day for a meet-and-greet, informal bookish chat and book signings.  Then, in the evening, she will discuss Early One Morning at a free, but ticketed event at Brendon Books in Taunton. 

During the day, you can catch Virginia at: 

12.30pm Archway, Church Street, Axminster. 

2.30pm Totnes Bookshop, 42 High Street, Totnes.

 

 

 

May
14
11:00 am11:00

Fowey Festival workshop

Prose Fiction: Keeping it Real

Virginia will teach a two-hour creative writing workshop at the Fowey Hotel as part of the Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature.  Find out more and book tickets here.

May
9
7:30 pm19:30

Loose Muse, Winchester

Venue: Discovery Centre, Winchester

Part of a series of 'loose muse' evenings presented by local writer Susan Wrinch and celebrating women's writing in all genres.  Virginia will read from and discuss her work and sign books.  

May
6
7:00 pm19:00

Ink@84, London

  • Ink@84 Bookshop

Join us for a reading to celebrate the paperback release of Virginia Baily's gripping second novel about the devastating consequences of war.

7pm.  No need to book. This is a free unticketed event open to all. Virginia will discuss and read from the book and sign copies.

 

 

Apr
28
2:30 pm14:30

Ottery St Mary Library

A reading, a talk, a Q and A session and book signing at Ottery library. The Old Town Hall, Silver St, Ottery St Mary, Devon EX11 1DJ.  

Free tickets will be available from Ottery Library in person or by phone or email. Tel:01404 813838 or ottery.library@devon.gov.uk

More details here.

Mar
22
5:00 pm17:00

University of Exeter Talk

Venue: SCR, Queen's Building, Streatham Campus, University of Exeter. 

 

poster advertising free Early One Morning novel event

Come and sit in the comfort of the Senior Common Room with a glass of wine and maybe an olive or two. Virginia will talk about / read from Early One Morning and answer questions about the book and her writing experience. 

Mar
9
2:15 pm14:15

Words by the Water

  • Keswick

As part of a themed day of Women and Ideas, Virginia will speak at the Ways with Words festival. She will discuss the transformative elements that can turn ideas into stories, uncovering the objects, music, images and places that inspired and informed Early One Morning.  The talk will feature a trumpet, a golden ring and a steamy jazz club in 1950s Rome.  

Tickets have now gone on sale for the for the festival at Theatre by the Lake, on the banks of Derwentwater in Keswick, Cumbria where Virginia will be appearing on March 9th.

Click here to browse the programme and then either click here to book your tickets online, or phone the box office at the Theatre by the Lake – 017687 74411


Feb
24
2:30 pm14:30

Jewish Book Week 2016

'Captivating Fictions' 

Virginia will be appearing alongside author Polly Samson at the 2016 Jewish Book Week festival which focuses, this year, on  beginnings and endings. The afternoon event will be chaired by Guardian critic Stephanie Merritt.  Tickets can be purchased here

 


Dec
9
5:00 pm17:00

POSTPONED: Early One Morning

  • Queen's Building, University of Exeter

This event has been postponed. 

A talk with images and music about the inspiration for Early One Morning, LT1, Queen’s Building, University of Exeter.  Followed by discussion, drinks and music  from 6pm to 7.30pm in SCR, Queen’s.  

This is an open, free event but places are limited so please email editors@riptidejournal.co.uk for an invitation.  


Dec
3
6:30 pm18:30

The Piccadilly Waterstones Christmas Customer Evening 2015

  • Waterstones Piccadilly

Virginia will be one of the many authors at the Waterstones Piccadilly Christmas Customer Evening. 

Music & song with La La Piano Bar and Brudini & Chip Martin, a Quiz from the QI elves, dance with Scott Cupit & Swing Patrol and cocktails from Mr Lyan and the Society Club.

This is an open event, free of charge.


Nov
18
7:00 pm19:00

The New World War Two Fiction: Jason Hewitt, Virginia Baily and Alex Preston

  • Hatchards Piccadilly

The new world war two fiction: a discussion with novelists Virginia Baily, Jason Hewitt and Alex Preston on giving world war two in fiction a contemporary resonance 60 years after peace was declared in war-ravaged Europe.  Chaired by Lucy Scholes.

£5 entry to include a glass of wine and redeemable against any of the books.

To book tickets please call 02074399921 , email events@hatchards.co.uk or click here.