Upcoming Events


This page provides details of events running within or around Cardiff University, and arranged by or in association with Cardiff BookTalk.

Autumn 2020 – Spring 2021

Richard Gwyn’s The Blue Tent 

3 February 2021, 7pm 

A reading and Q&A by the author, with Christie Collins (Cardiff University).

Register for Richard Gwyn’s The Blue Tent

Susan M. Gaines’ Accidentals

17 February 2021, 7 pm

A reading and Q&A by the author, with Martin Willis (School of English, Communication and Philosophy, Cardiff University) and Frank Hailer (School of Biosciences, Cardiff University).

Register for Susan M. Gaines The Accidentals

Octavia E. Butler’s Kindred

3 March 2021, 7pm   

With contributions from panellists Josie Gill (University of Bristol), Britney Henry (University of Delaware), and David Shackleton (Cardiff University). The event will be chaired by Alix Beeston (Cardiff University).

Register for Octavia E. Butler’s Kindred

Ann Quin’s Passages (in collaboration with Modern and Contemporary Research Group) 

24 March, 7pm

Confirmed panellists: Arwa Al-Mubaddel, Josh Powell, more tbc.

Tyler Keevil, Your Still Beating Heart 

21 April, 7pm

A reading and Q&A by the author, more details tbc.

Hilary Mantel’s The Mirror and the Light  

12 May, 7.30pm

Confirmed panellists: Sophie Coulombeau, Catherine Fletcher, and Emilie Murphy.

Summer Special, Virginia Woolf’s To The Lighthouse 

2 June, 7pm

Jess Cotton (Cardiff University), Jane Goldman (Glasgow University), Elizabeth Outka (University of Richmond) 

Due to the current circumstances regarding COVID-19, Cardiff BookTalk will run as an online series of events for the 2020-21 academic year. We hope this will allow us to maintain social distancing and still provide the book group with a difference: discussing expert perspectives and readers’ views about the big ideas in a range of classic and contemporary fiction.

More information will be provided as linked items closer to the events.


You can view an Archive of previous Cardiff BookTalk events by clicking on this link.