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JUNO DAWSON: Edinburgh University Visiting Writers

Thursday, Feb 28 2019
18:30 - 20:30
Juno Dawson
location: Lighthouse Bookshop

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We’re thrilled to collaborate with the University of Edinburgh to welcome JUNO DAWSON to Edinburgh as part of their regular Visiting Writers series.

Queen of Teen 2014 Juno Dawson is a multi award-winning author of novels for young adults. In 2016, she authored the best-selling World Book Day title SPOT THE DIFFERENCE, followed by the beautiful and emotive MARGOT & ME (2017). Juno’s most recent YA novel is CLEAN, described as “a provocative, important read” by the Observer and “bold and incisive with razor-sharp writing” by the Observer.

Juno also wrote the bestselling non-fiction guide to life for young LGBT people, THIS BOOK IS GAY. In 2016 a follow-up, MIND YOUR HEAD, featured everything a young person needs to know about mental health. In 2017, Juno published her adult debut, THE GENDER GAMES. Stylist said of the book: “part memoir, part manifesto, The Gender Games is filled with the type of funny, thoughtful and honest writing that has made Dawson a multi-award winning author.”

Juno is a regular contributor to Attitude Magazine, Glamour Magazine and The Guardian and has contributed to news items on BBC Women’s Hour, Front Row, ITV News, Channel 5 News, This Morning and Newsnight concerning sexuality, identity, literature and education.

At this event, Juno will read from her work, talk about her writing, and take questions from the floor. The event will be chaired by Alice Tarbuck, and there’ll be an opportunity to buy books and have them signed by Juno at the end.

Entry is FREE for University of Edinburgh students and staff. You WILL be asked to show your student/staff ID on arrival- to book those limited places click HERE.

If you are not a University of Edinburgh student or staff member, there will be a small charge of £3 per ticket you can book here or in the bookshop.

Please note that the bookshop operates under the following safe space policy: https://www.lighthousebookshop.com/about/safer_space

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The bookshop is wheelchair accessible, events are seated and speakers use microphones throughout their events. We have further details about accessibility HERE, or feel free to get in touch, we’re happy to help however we can!


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