4th 2017 York Pubmeet – MODERN VOICES IN FANTASY FICTION – Meet the Authors…

Saturday, 14 October 2017 from 16:30 to 19:30 (BST)

Hello again!

Yes, we have another crackin’ York Pubmeet event coming up this month, on Saturday 14th October 2017 in fact, with fantasy authors Anna-Smith Spark and R J Barker reading from their own work and taking questions on all things related to fantasy writing…

If you want any of their books signing, please feel free to bring them along, too!

We’re also returning to The Falcon Tap, inside the reassuring solidity of The Bunker!

To find it: turn right out of York station, and left at the traffic light junction at the top of the road, and then walk up Micklegate. The Falcon Tap is on the left and The Bunker is at the back of the pub!  The Falcon Tap is also probably one of York’s best kept secrets, so you should check it out anyway ‘cos the staff are just awesome!

The Falcon Tap: http://thefalcontap.co.uk


AUTHOR - Anna-Smith Spark

Anna-Smith Spark is the author of The Court of Broken Knives, the highly acclaimed first book in the epic Empire of Dust series. You can read about this stunning series here: The Court of Broken Knives

You can find out more about Anna-Smith Spark HERE.

AUTHOR - R J Barker

R J Barker’s Age of Assassins is the first book in Barker’s The Wounded Kingdom Trilogy and has received great reviews already: Age of Assassins on Goodreads

You can read an interview with author R J Barker HERE.


As always, this event is FREE TO ATTEND – just turn up!  Preferably before 5pm though!


Do join us if you can, and if you haven’t been before, I assure you we are always (a) very welcoming, (b) very approachable, and (c) very pleased to see you!


I’m confident that once again it’ll be another great evening, full to bursting with inspiration, but we do need your support and attendance, so please plan ahead and take the time to book a FREE ticket – this helps make organising things in advance that little bit easier at our end.

For further info, updates and/or queries, please follow us on Twitter:


@mangozoid (organiser)



This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , by Donna Scott. Bookmark the permalink.

About Donna Scott

Chair of the BSFA since June 2013. Prior to this I was Awards Administrator, taking over that role from Claire Briarley in 2008. I am officially Donna Bond since getting married in May 2013, but continue to write and perform under my previous name, Donna Scott. My short fiction stories have been published in various anthologies and magazines, and I was winner of the inaugural Short Cuts at the MAC in 2005. As a comedian, I have performed all over the UK. Comedy has also given me the opportunity to perform alongside big names like Sarah Millican and Jasper Carrott! As a poet, I've also performed all over the place, including lots of science fiction conventions, and sometimes my poetry and comedy get kind of mixed up. I was the first official Bard of Northampton, it's true. I've got a tankard that says so... I love being a part of the BSFA - I've always been a devourer of books and being part of this association has enabled me to explore some great science fiction classics - and classics of the future, that I might otherwise have not heard about. I've met some lovely people with an enthusiasm for the genre, made firm friends, and got to meet some of my favourite writers, too! As a writer, I also have to say that FOCUS is the best magazine for writers I've ever come across - and as a member I get that for free. Who wouldn't want to be a part of this?

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.