Stormzy’s #Merky Books Launches Literature Festival to “Inspire Young Creatives”
Grime star Stromzy’s #Merky Books imprint is launching a free festival, aiming to demystify publishing for aspiring writers. The festival, which will take place on April 22 and 23, will be headlined by musician Wretch 32, poet John Agard, and former children’s laureate Malorie Blackman. This is an expansion of a pop-up held by #Merky Books in 2019 and will consist of two days of workshops and masterclasses at the Roundhouse in London. There will also be career drop-in clinics held by Penguin Random House UK, a spoken-word performance with Sophia Thakur, Monika Radojevic, Caleb Femi and Yomi Ṣode, a panel discussion exploring the theme of girlhood with author Candice Brathwaite and playwright and screenwriter Theresa Ikoko, a conversation on mental health and resilience hosted by BBC Radio 1Xtra presenter Richie Brave, and more. The festival is sponsored by Netflix.
Rick Riordan Reveals the Cover of Percy Jackson and the Chalice of the Gods
Rick Riordan has unveiled the cover of his upcoming novel Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Chalice of the Gods. Riordan told Entertainment Weekly that the idea for the novel was partially inspired by the process of adapting the books for the Disney Show. The author said the book “was kind of my idea to sort of pitch something that might be of interest to Disney overall as a way of saying, ‘Well, what we could do is if you guys are open to doing a new TV show, maybe I could revisit Percy and do a new Percy book for the first time in umpteen number of years.'” The Chalice of the Gods will be out on September 26.
Here’s A First Look at Rosie Danan’s Supernatural Rom-Com Do Your Worst
Indiana Jones meets enemies-to-lovers meets supernatural rom-com in Rosie Danan’s latest novel Do Your Worst, and here’s a first look at the upcoming book. The novel follows the story of occult expert Riley Rhodes, who has been hired to break the curse on an infamous Scottish castle. There’s only one problem. Archeologist Clark Edgeware is fresh off a scandal and refuses to let a curse-breaker taint his reputation even further. And so he makes it his mission to make her time on the excavation site as miserable as possible. Do Your Worst is out from Berkley on November 14.
Storytel Review: A Standout Scribd Alternative — But With A Catch
Storytel is a standout Scribd alternative, but there’s a catch. In this Storytel review, we’ll explore that and more.