Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Lyric Theatre director Jessica Hepburn to speak at Molesey Library - tickets on sale now!

The Friends of Molesey Library has a regular programme of guest author events which have proven extremely popular.

These take place at the library at 7.30pm (dates below) and tickets cost £5. Already this year audiences have heard from Nicholas Ennos, a West Molesey-based author who believes Jane Austen’s famous novels may not have been written by somebody else, and novelist Jonathan Buckley who spoke about the influential of Italy and travel in his work and the difficulties facing writers in today’s market.

On September 30th we are delighted to be welcoming Jessica Hepburn, to speak about her book The Pursuit of Motherhood. Jessica is the executive director of the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith and her book is a brave and frank account of her long struggle to conceive a baby.

It was published in February and launched at Waterstones in Covent Garden by Jessica with help from the TV presenter Janet Ellis. It already become an Amazon Bestseller.

Jessica said: "I wanted to write the book I couldn’t find - an emotionally honest account of the secrecy, desperation and pain that surrounds infertility which acknowledges that, however hard you try, there might not be a happy ending but that even out of failure and disappointment there can be opportunity and triumph."

The evening will be an opportunity to find out more about Jessica’s life and work and how she approached the book. As always there will be time for audience members to ask questions and to chat to Jessica as well as the Friends committee afterwards. Please contact the Friends for a ticket or ask at Molesey Library itself. Our other forthcoming author events are as follows.
  • October 28th, 2014: Francesco Scannella author of Sicilian Shadows, living under the shadow of the Mafia.
  • 25th November 2014: Penny Vincenzi, the celebrated fiction author and former resident of Molesey.
  • 27th January 2015: Friends of Molesey Library AGM and guest author to be confirmed.
  • 24th February 2015: Robert Irvine, A Row of Beans - mystery on the allotment
  • 28th April 2015: Elizabeth Proudman from the Jane Austen Society