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Georgia Pritchett's adventures with anxiety, both hilarious and heart breaking

In Person Event : Tuesday, 5 October, 18.30 London / 13.30 EDT in The Lotos Room
Virtual Event: Tuesday, 5 October, 19.15 London / 14.15 EDT on Zoom

We are resuming our in-person literary series, bringing together Britain's best and brightest writers to read from their latest works and showcasing young writers alongside established literary names, putting a spotlight on intelligent and intriguing non-fiction stories with our overall aim being to curate a series of stimulating and engaging events. They will continue in a hybrid format and will also be streamed live online.

The next event will be on Tuesday 5 October with a reading of My Mess Is a Bit of a Life: Adventures in Anxiety (Faber & Faber) by multi-award-winning comedy and drama writer and producer Georgia Pritchett.

Prior to each reading and discussion, guests are invited to enjoy a drinks reception with canapés in the Lotos Room. Each guest will also receive a copy of My Mess Is a Bit of a Life: Adventures in Anxiety as part of their ticket, with an opportunity for signing after the talk.

"Georgia Pritchett is a singularly hilarious person. Her book is a delightful and perfect reflection of her. It's tenderness sneaks up on you and really packs a punch. What a magnificent read!" - Julia Louis-Dreyfus

For those who prefer not to attend or live further afield, the event will be streamed live online and there will be an opportunity to submit questions to the author.

The Author

Georgia Pritchett is a multi-award-winning comedy and drama writer. Her writing and production credits include Veep, Have I Got News for You, Smack the Pony, Miranda, The Thick of It and many more. She is currently a writer and co-executive producer on HBO's critically acclaimed show Succession, now in its third season. She has five Emmys, five Writers' Guild Awards, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, a Producer's Guild Award and a Trampolining Proficiency Level 1 Certificate.

The Book

Georgia Pritchett knows a thing or two about anxiety.

This memoir, told in gloriously comic vignettes, is an utterly joyful reflection on living - and sometimes thriving sometimes not - with anxiety. From worrying about the monsters under her bed as a child to embracing womanhood to becoming a mother, Georgia Pritchett's memoir takes us through a life lived anxiously.

Filled with warmth and humour, insight and honesty, it is a brilliant meditation on how to live with worry.


Live Event

Ticket Price: £29, including a copy of the book

Time: 18.30pm - drinks reception with canapés

19.15pm - reading, discussion and Q&A

Location: The Lotos Room at The Beaumont

We ask all guests to wear a mask to this event, unless exempt. Thank you.

Virtual Event

Ticket Price: Free of charge

Time: 19.15 London / 14.15 EDT

Location: Zoom - you will be sent Zoom joining details on the day of the event.

You will be able to follow the reading and discussion online and we will submit your questions for the author afterwards.