Jane’s publicist is Henry Jeffreys, Senior Publicity Manager at Bloomsbury Publishing, firstname.lastname@example.org (t) 020 7631 5718 (m) 07912 571 374
Literary Festivals, Talks, Readings and Meet-the-Author events
Jane is an experienced public speaker and since the publication of The Devil’s Music, she has been invited to appear at Literary Festivals in Norfolk, Sheffield, Cambridge, Bridport, Chichester, Hampstead and Highgate, Guildford, Chorleywood, Petworth and Arundel to give readings or to talk about writing and the process of getting published.
Jane has given talks in libraries, schools, universities, art centres and, once, in a ballroom. She has travelled to Bloomsbury Readers’ Days and Meet-the-Author events around the country, appearing alongside Barbara Trapido, Louise Levine, Marika Cobbold, Jack Sheffield, and Anne Zouroudi, amongst others. With fellow Chichester Book Club authors Gabrielle Kimm and Isabel Ashdown, Jane also participates in Meet-the-Author events to help raise funds for local schools and charities. Please get in touch if you are interested in hosting an event.
Jane qualified as a teacher in the 80s and is a highly experienced educator. She has worked with a variety of age groups, from preschool to postgraduate. Since 1999, she has been Associate Lecturer in English at the Univeristy of Chichester where she teaches at BA and MA levels. She has run workshops nationwide at literary festivals in Bridport, Cambridge and Hampstead and Highgate, as well as being invited to run guest workshops at the Bloomsbury Institute (in association with Psychologies Magazine), and at London Writing Workshops.
‘I came away afterwards brimming with thoughts to share and with fresh inspiration for writing. You communicated your love of writing with everything you said, giving us much to think about, so that the afternoon passed far too quickly whilst also being a delight’ Bridport Workshop
‘Your seminar was so interesting and I envy your students in Sussex.’
‘I found the workshop inspiring and I have some new found energy and commitment, so thank you for providing the course as a means to tap into that, which I am sure rubbed off for all course members.’
‘Back by popular demand, Jane Rusbridge …’ Ham and High Litfest, London Jewish Cultural Centre
Jane is often invited to Book Group meetings, which range from a chat over a cup of tea, dinner in a restaurant or mingling with a large group sipping glasses of Pimms in a church hall. In celebration of the setting of The Devil’s Music, one group even enjoyed a beach-themed evening. If you would like Jane to visit your Book Group to talk about the inspiration behind her novel, to read from her novels or answer your questions, if available, she will be more than happy to do so.
Please get in touch through the Contacts Page or via Jane’s publicist, Henry Jeffreys, Senior Publicity Manager at Bloomsbury Publishing, email@example.com (t) 020 7631 5718 (m) 07912 571 374
University, College and School Visits
Autumn 2012: University of Chichester. ‘In conversation’ about ROOK with the short story writer K.J. Orr
Autumn 2011: Chichester High School for Girls. Three Sussex Writers Meet the Authors fundraiser event
November 2010: Croydon High School for Girls. Jane spent the day giving individual tutorials and working with groups of sixth formers, as well speaking to a group Gifted and Talented GCSE students. During the lunch hour, she signed and sold over 30 copies of The Devil’s Music to staff and pupils. Jane was a pupil at Croydon High School during the 70s.
Autumn 2009: University of Sussex. A talk on the creative process behind The Devil’s Music