January 27th, 2012

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Diana Wynne Jones Celebration

I suspect that most of the people on my friends list who would wish to know about this already do so, and I beg their pardons, but this is by way of a signal boost.

A celebration of the life and work of Diana Wynne Jones will be held on Sunday 22nd April, at St George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol. St George's is a rather lovely early nineteenth-century ex-church (now concert venue) in the heart of Bristol.

The doors will open at 2pm, and the event proper will begin at half past. It will feature short contributions from Diana's family and friends, editors, fellow writers, fans and others. Subject to gaining the relevant permissions, it is also hoped to show extracts from film, TV and ballet adaptations of her work, and there will be a display of photographs from her life. There will also be about five minutes of audio from her last interview, which I conducted with her in February last year.* The event will end by 5pm. (There will be an interval.)

The event is free, and open to all.

* This interview is due to appear in full in Reflections later this year.