The festival with a literary bent!
9th October 2015

...and its FREE!


The Gay & Lesbian Literary Festival for Everyone!
14th - 16th September 2012


Date for 2015 announced as Friday 9th October, 7pm! We'll be there to commemorate and celebrate International Coming Out Day which follows on the 11th.

An Evening with Jonathan Kemp

Welcome to booQfest - Northampton's LGBT Literary Festival. 

Once again, our event will be celebrating a Queer perspective of the written and spoken word on the evening of Friday 9th October 2015 - 2 days before International Coming Out Day.

Join us for some light refreshments and some LGBT Literary chat as Jonathan reads from all four of his fiction and non-fiction texts. He will take questions from the floor and (as always at booQfest) he will be more than happy to chat informally afterwards with fans and friends!

Jonathan Kemp's first novel, 'London Triptych' (Myriad Editions, 2010), won the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award. His latest novel, 'Ghosting' came out in March this year.

He currently teaches creative writing and comparative literature at Birkbeck, where he was awarded Distinguished Sessional Lecturer in 2010. Jonathan writes both fiction and non-fiction, and was a co-founder of the Planet Martha Theatre Company (1994-98). He is also a dj, running for the past nine years a monthly club night, Lower the Tone, with the artist Sadie Lee and musician Lea Andrews. He occasionally performs with avant-garde dada-esque dance troupe The Dancing Brodericks.

His fiction has appeared in Chroma, the online queer literary journal Polari, Brand Magazine, Best Gay Erotica 2010, and Best Gay Short Stories 2010.

So, whether you're interested in LGBT texts, fiction, non-fiction, or simply want to pick the brains of an award-winning author over a sip of wine, then booQfest is the place for you!

Crown Room,
Royal & Derngate Theatre

Friday 9th October at 7pm

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