literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature

Elizabeth Day: How to Fail

Part of London Literature Festival

Inspired by her hugely popular podcast, How to Fail is Elizabeth Day’s latest book: part memoir, part manifesto, this is a book for anyone who has ever failed – in other words, everyone.

Based on the simple premise that understanding why we fail ultimately makes us stronger, How to Fail reveals that failure is not what defines us; rather it is how we respond to it that shapes us as individuals.

Join the award-winning author and journalist, and a special guest (to be announced), for a brilliantly funny, painfully honest and insightful celebration of the things that haven’t gone quite right.

Plus there’s the opportunity to ask Day your own questions: is ‘success’ a myth? How can we turn crisis into clarity? And does it really matter if you’re rubbish at tennis?

An uplifting and reassuring evening about learning from our mistakes and not being afraid. Because learning how to fail is actually learning how to succeed better. And everyone needs a bit of that.

Dates & times

22 Oct 2019
Approximate run time: 90 mins
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where

Queen Elizabeth Hall

Pricing

£15 - £25
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)
£15, £25

Concessions

25% off (limited availability)
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need to know

Age recommendation
For ages 16+

Ticketing
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