If you want to meet me, here are a few events I’m going to be appearing at:

Monthly: Sparks Young Writers classes, Rugby, Years 5-9 – book here

Monthly: WritersHQ writing retreats at Holy Trinity Church, Coventry, – details here – Upcoming dates:  28th Sept, 26th Oct

Aug 16th-18th: Worldcon 2019, Dublin – Details here

16 Aug – Groundbreaking women in science Panel (12:30pm, Odeon 3, Point Square Dublin) and Removing guilt from the pleasure in SFF romance Panel (6pm, Liffey Room-2)

17 Aug – Space opera is for robots; soap opera is for people Panel (10am, Liffey Hall-2)

18 Aug – Why are so many romantic aliens humanoid? Panel (1pm, Wicklow Hall 2A) and Ensembles in YA Panel (6pm, Wicklow Hall 2B with Kate Elliott and Holly Black)

Aug 23rd: Edinburgh Book Festival – How to Be a Writer For Life with David Almond – details here

Aug 24th: Edinburgh Book Festival – Alternate Realities with Celia Rees – details here

20th-22nd Sept: Wow-Con online convention – Writing with STEM panel – details here

3rd November: Day course in ‘Write the one percent: creating diverse, inclusive fiction’ at University of Cambridge – tickets here

10-13 April 2020: Eastercon 2020, Birmingham Hilton Metropole Hotel

School or library visits can be arranged here. I am an experienced events chair – more information can be found here.

For other event enquiries, please contact my publicist at Walker Books, Kirsten Cozens at

Photo by University of Nottingham

“Lauren speaks with humour and knowledge. I would recommend booking her for an event without hesitation.” – Emily Tristram – Kenilworth School Literacy Coordinator

“Lauren is a talented presenter and she connected really well with the audience at the event. She also happens to be a very lovely person and quick to respond to my emails about the event details. I’d definitely recommend her for running or taking part in other events.” – Anne Smart, Digital Communications Manager, The University of Nottingham

“Lauren talks so well and was definitely one of the best author visits that we have had at the library.” –  Sorrelle Clements, Coventry Libraries and Information Services