Come and support Yolk author Kae Bahar as he gives a talk about Letters from a Kurd. His award-winning short movie 'I am Sami' will also be shown. Many thanks to the QMUL Kurdish Society for their support.


1st December 2016, 18.30PM - 20.30PM

David Sizer Lecture Theatre

at Events & Hospitality QM at Queen Mary University of London

London E1 4NS

The event is FREE

22nd November 2016 - AYR WRITERS' BOOK FAYRE


Come and browse through books for adults and children, written by local authors. There will be free tea or coffee for you. Yolk authors Barbara Stevenson and Gail McPartland will be there!


22nd November 2016, 11AM - 3PM

Carrick Lodge, 46 Carrick Road

Ayr KA7 2RE

The event is FREE

8th, 13th, 20th October 2016 - BLOOD AND ROSES, IN CONVERSATION


Glasgow-based author Catherine Hokin will be taking her historical novel 'Blood and Roses' to three prestigious Scottish venues, and here are some dates for you if you'd like to join her for a talk about Margaret of Anjou, the Wars of the Roses and dangerous women.

On 8th October she'll be at the Portobello Book Festival from 1pm to 2pm. 

On 13th October, at The Edinburgh Bookshop from 7pm to 8.30pm.

Finally, on 20th October you can join Catherine at Waterstones, Byers Road in Glasgow from 7.30pm to 9pm.

All events are FREE, please contact the venues to be added to the guest list.




Stanley Salmons will be a speaker at 'New Voices', introducing his book 'Footprints in the Ash', an investigative thriller with Mount Vesuvius rumbling ominously in the background.

On 9th October he'll be at Chester Town Hall, his slot is between 5pm and 7.30pm. 

For tickets, please go here


3 September 2016 - NEW BOOK LAUNCH


'Into the Sun' by Joy Kenward was launched with a private party at The Old Colonial pub in Weston Super Mare. Yolk was there, it was a packed event and a lot of Joy's books were sold. As the book is about a WW2 love story between a young girl and an RAF pilot it was good to see a couple of veterans there, and some relatives of RAF pilots, including Joy herself.


7 July 2016 - An introduction to Jim Dales and Kae Bahar


Our two authors will present their debut novels, 'RHL - The Man in the MIrror', and 'Letters from a Kurd', to the audience.

From 5pm to 7pm, Thursday 7th July, at the Cheese and Grain, Frome

Tickets £5.00/£3.00



18 June 2016 - NEW BOOK LAUNCH, meet the author


Jim Dales will be going back to the Hunting Raven bookshop this Saturday from 11am to 12pm for a book signing session open to the public. So, if you are in Frome or in the surrounding area, feel free to come along and support our newly published author. 'RHL, The Man in the MIrror' is available for sale at £7.99.


16 June 2016 - A 'Blood and Roses' event with Catherine Hokin


Keswick-born Catherine read, discussed and took questions about her absorbing, pacy and richly observed historical novel 'Blood and Roses'.

The event was held at Mrs F's Fine Food Emporium, Keswick.

Special thanks to Lucy from Bookends. 




15 June 2016 - NEW BOOK LAUNCH


'RHL - The Man in the Mirror' by Jim Dales was launched with a private party at the Hunting Raven bookshop in Frome. Yolk was there, it was a 'standing room only' event and a lovely time was had by all. A small group went on to the local Fish & chips restaurant afterwards to celebrate Jim's debut as a published author. Special thanks to Caroline and Karen, their help has been invaluable.


12 June 2016


Barbara Stevenson hosted a reading and book signing event in Kirkwall (Orkney) for her new book 'The Organist'.

The event was held in the St. Magnus Centre, Kirkwall.


25 May 2016


Kae Bahar introduced 'Letters from a Kurd' and his award-winning short film 'I am Sami' to an Oxford audience. It was a successful, 'standing room only' event.

The Friction Talks event was presented by James Attlee in association with Film Oxford, and was held at their premises: 54 Catherine St, Oxford, OX4 3AH.




24 May 2016


Kae Bahar discussed 'Letters from a Kurd' and his award-winning short film 'I am Sami' with an audience of Eton College students, at the Lower Boy History Society in the Upper School.. The event was followed by a stimulating Q&A session which both author and students enjoyed.





17 March 2016


The launch party for The Organist, by Barbara Stevenson, has taken place at Munro's Bar, Glasgow. 


15 March 2016


Kae Bahar wins the 'Most successful Kurd in Britain' award with 'Letters from a Kurd, art category, at Portcullis House, London.

Seen here with the Leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn.


13 January 2016


The launch for thrilling historical novel by Catherine Hokin at Daunt Books in Holland Park, London was a great success. In the photo, Catherine Hokin's book signing session during the event.

4th June 2015

Launch party for Letters from a Kurd in Bath at beautiful Toppings&co

17 March 2015

Launch party for LETTERS from a KURD at Foyles in Bristol

12 March 2015

Launch of LETTERS from a KURD at London Review Bookshop

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