Author Talks & Speakers

Lisa Power in Conversation

Thursday 20 June, 7pm-8:30pm

Lisa Power MBE, co-founder of Stonewall and the Pink Paper, is an icon of the LGBTQ+ rights movement and a force to be reckoned with. Described by London Friend as “an outspoken lesbian and role model since the 1970s”, Lisa was active in the fight against Section 28, Secretary General of the International Lesbian and Gay Association, and the first openly queer person to speak for LGBTQ+ rights at the UN in New York.

Lisa will speak about her life of campaigning, her biggest achievements and her incredible journey at The Hive, with plenty of time to ask questions. 

Tickets are free but booking is essential - book your free place here.


Author talk: Annie Murray

Wednesday 24 July, 2:30pm-4pm

Since her first 'Birmingham' novel was published in 1995, Annie has written a new story almost every year, including Chocolate Girls, War Babies and Black Country Orphan, set around the Cradley Heath chain strike in 1910. Though not born in Birmingham, she has long felt like an 'adoptive Brummie' and remains fascinated with the city and its social history, as well as its energy and sense of humour. 

Join Annie at The Hive to hear about her journey in writing, her fascination with writing about our neighbouring city, and what's coming next from her.

Tickets are free but booking is essential - book your free place here.