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Bernardine Evaristo: Manifesto On Never Giving Up

Words and Ideas
Presented by: Penguin Live
Sunday 9 October 2022 6pm
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Tickets: £26 (£22) with book, £20 (£16) without the book.
Student tickets are available.

  • Books will be signed pre-show and dedicated afterwards.

  • Book collection and post show signing will be in our foyer.
  • Duration:

    1 hour 15 mins (no interval)

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    Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear from 2019 Booker Prize winner, Bernardine Evaristo live.

    Bernardine’s win - the first by a Black woman - was a revolutionary moment both for British culture and for her. After forty years as a trailblazing writer and advocate for inclusion, she moved from the margins to centre stage, taking her place in the spotlight at last. Her journey was a long one, but she made it, and she made history. In this exclusive live event, you will hear first-hand from Bernardine Evaristo her no-holds-barred account of how she did it, refusing to let any barriers stand in her way.

    Bernardine will discuss her intimate and inspirational book MANIFESTO, which draws on her heritage, childhood, lifestyle, relationships and creativity. In the event she will discuss how she forged her own path of rebellion against convention and sustained a life-long commitment to the imaginative exploration of 'untold' stories. MANIFESTO offers a vital contribution to current conversations around social issues such as race, class, feminism, sexuality and aging.

    Join us for this exclusive event where Bernardine celebrates staying true to yourself and to your vision. It's about how to be unstoppable - in your craft, your work, your life. It is Bernardine Evaristo's manifesto for never giving up.

    More information

    • There will be a chance to ask Bernardine your own questions during an audience Q&A section.
    • Don’t miss your chance to buy a discounted copy of Manifesto as part of your ticket, (RRP £9.99).
    • Books bought as part of your ticket will be signed by Bernardine.