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Discworld Monthly - September 2022 - Special Issue 292

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Issue 292

1. Rob Wilkins is going "On Tour" (well..sort of..)

Rob Wilkins is going on tour to promote his book. Terry Pratchett: A Life With Footnotes.

This isn't a book signing tour, they will be interviews/talks where you will receive a copy of the book if you bought one with your admission ticket.

Tickets are available for all three events currently. So get yours, before they run out!

We'll be at the London and Cheltenham talks so come along and say "hi!"

Keep an eye on our Facebook Page for information about any as yet unannounced events.

Rachel and Jason


1.1 London - Thursday 29th September 2022

Time: 7pm
Location: St James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LL
Tickets: Priced at 12GBP (entry only) 28GBP (entry and standard hardback) & 48GBP (entry and deluxe hardback).

Waterstones Event Page

Pop into Waterstones in Piccadilly whilst you are there as Terry's hat, scarf, jacket and the letter he left Rob* are all on display there.

* See intro to biography for more details.


1.2 Cheltenham - Sunday 16th October 2022

Time: 11.30am - 12.30pm
Location: Gifford Stage, Town Hall Imperial Square, Cheltenham GL50 1QA
Tickets: Priced at 12GBP plus booking fee (does not include a copy of the book)

Cheltenham Ticket Site


1.3 Edinburgh - Thursday 3rd November

Doors Open at 7.10pm
Location: Topping & Company Booksellers of Edinburgh, 2 Blenheim Place, Edinburgh EH7 5JH
Tickets: Priced at 25GBP, 8GBP and 3GBP (Voucher included to redeem against a copy of the book - only the 25GBP ticket includes a copy)

Topping Books Website


2. Terry Pratchett - A Celebration

There is a different event taking place in Waterstones Nottingham on Saturday 8th October.

This is not a Rob Wilkins talk, but a celebration of Terry Pratchett.

Titled: Terry Pratchett - A Celebration, Waterstones Nottingham team are presenting an afternoon of Discworld fun to celebrate the life and work of Terry Pratchett!

Join them in store for a quiz, a chance to design your own Discworld character and the chance to sample baked goods straight from the cookbooks of Nanny Ogg!

There will also be a chance to play their Game of the Month for October (TBA!).

It is the perfect place to talk about all things Pratchett with your fellow enthusiasts and to blow off some book loving steam. You will get a goodie bag, discounts for the October sci-fi / fantasy and manga books of the month and access to the brand new covers of the Discworld Series! Priced at 4GBP a ticket, Doors to the Sillitoe Room open 1.30pm Appropriate Costumes are encouraged but not required!

Book tickets for Terry Pratchett - A Celebration


3. The Pratchett Project

Location: Trinity College, Dublin
Date: Fri 23rd Sept 2022
Time: 5pm until 9pm IST

The Pratchett Project in Trinity College Dublin is an interdisciplinary platform for research into the life and works of Terry Pratchett. It builds on the comprehensive collection of Pratchett's works and their translations into forty languages, held in the Trinity College Library, as well as Pratchett's personal connection with the College, borne out of the adjunct professorship he held from 2010. A further part of this endeavour is driven by Pratchett's own life story and inclinations. In 2007, Pratchett publicly announced that he had a rare form of young-onset Alzheimer's disease, called posterior cortical atrophy. He subsequently became a passionate campaigner who was determined to reduce the stigma of dementia. Hence, research into brain health has been an important part of the Pratchett Project in Trinity College. We are currently developing this strand of the project to find new ways in which the implications of breakthroughs in research can be "translated" for members of the public.

The event is split into 4 talks.

5pm: The Cutting Edge - Four scientists will review the latest insights from research, in specific areas in which major advances have and are being made. The emphasis is on the development of novel approaches to understanding and treating Alzheimer's and related diseases.

6pm: Living with Dementia - the programme will focus on how taking an interdisciplinary approach to battling Alzheimer's disease promotes a broader awareness and breaks down stigma associated with dementia.

7pm: Speaking Up for People Living with Dementia - four activists will tell the story of Lewy Body Ireland (LBI), a new movement giving voice to those affected by dementia. Developed and driven by people living with and/or affected by dementia, LBI strives to build a community for carers, clinicians, researchers, dementia-inclusive creative artists, and those living with dementia in order to raise awareness, discover and disseminate knowledge, and provide support to those affected.

8pm: Interview with Rob Wilkins, Terry Pratchett's assistant - James Hadley (Pratchett project coordinator) and Rob Wilkins will meet in conversation, with exchanges with the other contributors, and members of the audience.

Eventbrite tickets for The Pratchett Project


4. The End

We'll aim to get a fuller issue of Discworld Monthly out to you by the end of October. This special issue is for time sensitive events.

This month's issue is brought to you by chocolate, chickpeas, and tomato sauce (not all at the same time).

The deadline for submissions to issue 293 of Discworld Monthly is 17th October 2022.


4.1. Supporting Discworld Monthly

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4.3. Latest Book Information

There is a list of books on our website with the cover blurb and direct links to UK, US and Canadian Amazon websites. Terry Pratchett books at Discworld Monthly

You can also find a list of our affiliates at: Discworld Monthly Affiliate Links

We have an extensive Terry Pratchett biography with a tick list you can print out at: Terry Pratchett Biography


4.4. Subscription Information

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4.5. Small Print

We make every effort we can to ensure the information in this newsletter is accurate and legal. All trademarks are recognized as the property of their respective owners, whoever they may be. Discworld (R) is a registered trademark of the Estate of Sir Terry Pratchett used under licence.


4.6. Thanks

Thanks for reading this issue of 'Discworld Monthly'. We hope you enjoyed it. If you have any comments, complaints or suggestions for the future of this newsletter please email the editor : oook@discworldmonthly.co.uk

Thank you Terry Pratchett


4.7.The Final Word

Rachel here: We may not be perfect designers, or award winning journalists but we do our best to keep you all entertained and informed about all things Terry. We do have some ethics though.

We like our news to be current, up to date and factual with a solid source. We don't like posting rumours but occasionally the source it comes from is 98 percent solid so we will tell you it's a rumour and confirm it when we have a 100 percent confirmation.

Our own articles are written by us for us only. You won't find articles from other publications here unless it's a formal press release about an adaptation, book release or event or something we actually wrote for someone else unless they begged us to publish it (OK not begged but some of our lovely friends do ask us occasionally to boost something).

[NB I say we are not award winning but Discworld Monthly did win Website of the Month for Issue 3 back in a different century. It would be nice to win something much more recent, or even just get acknowledged #justsaying]

Whilst you keep reading it, we'll keep on writing it because we love Terry's books just as much as you do.

Keep being you!

See you soon!

GNU Terry Pratchett...


Table of Contents:

1. Rob Wilkins is going "On Tour" (well..sort of..)
1.1 London - Thursday 29th September 2022
1.2 Cheltenham - Sunday 16th October 2022
1.3 Edinburgh - Thursday 3rd November
2. Terry Pratchett - A Celebration
3. The Pratchett Project
4. The End
4.1. Supporting Discworld Monthly
4.2. Contact Information
4.3. Latest Book Information
4.4. Subscription Information
4.5. Small Print
4.6. Thanks
4.7.The Final Word
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