Summer Proof Party with Tinder Press

Event information

Where: Magic Hat Cafe, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8AF

Date: 5 July 2023

Time: 7:30-8:30pm

Cost: £15 - £18

Type: Talk


Join New Writing North and Tinder Press (Headline) for an exclusive preview of two exciting novels publishing in 2024.

We’ve teamed up with our friends at Headline Publishing to host an evening with two of their most exciting new novelists, in-conversation with their editors about their upcoming debut books. With fresh fruit bellinis made by the wonderful Magic Hat zero-waste café, and a first-look at advance copies of both author’s books, come along for an insider-evening with Tinder Press and New Writing North.

A Sign of Her Own is the debut novel from the Lucy Cavendish Prize shortlisted author Sarah Marsh. Feminist, intelligent and seductively imaginative, this story sheds light on the largely untold history of the role of the deaf community in Alexander Bell’s evolution of the telephone.

Spoilt Creatures by Amy Twigg is a dark, riveting literary debut about cults, transgression and female rage. Over the course of a blistering summer, Iris throws herself into an alternative way of life, seizing on new experiences and hidden desires. Until a group of men arrive at the rural commune, and everything is thrown into question..

All tickets include a cocktail on arrival, and a goody bag containing two advance proof books.

Giveaway: To celebrate 10 years of Tinder Press, tickets holders will also be in with a chance of winning two enormous stacks of books on the night!

This event will be live-captioned and BSL interpreted. Sarah Marsh is a Deaf author who writes about this experience in her fiction, and would like to encourage any interested d/Deaf readers to join us for the evening.

Sarah Marsh has spent a decade working for literacy charities and in the arts sector, more recently with a focus on disability in the arts. She has an MA in Creative Writing from UEA. She was shortlisted for the Lucy Cavendish prize in 2019 and selected for the London Library Emerging Writers programme in 2020.

Amy Twigg was born and raised in Kent. After studying Creative Writing at university, she moved to Surrey where she works as a freelance copywriter. Her debut novel, Spoilt Creatures, won the BPA Pitch Prize and was longlisted for the Mslexia Novel Competition and Blue Pencil Agency First Novel Award. She is also an alumnus of the Curtis Brown Creative novel writing course.