From the day he was found in a carrier bag on the steps of Guy's Hospital, Andy McNab has lived an extraordinary life. From teenage delinquent, to young soldier, to member of 22 SAS. He was at the centre of covert operations for nine years, on five continents.
During the Gulf War he commanded Bravo Two Zero. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal and Military Medal during his military career, Andy was the British Army's most highly decorated serving soldier when he left the SAS.
Now a bestselling writer, he draws on his experiences to write bestseller nonfiction, thrillers and YA. Alongside writing, he lectures on security and intelligence and advises the film industry.
Andy is coming to Portsmouth for the Portsmouth Writers' Hub October Hub night, in association with The University of Portsmouth & BritMilFit.
Andy will talk about his journey so far and introduce us to his latest Nick Stone thriller Cold Blood: Fifteen men out on the ice, one of which is a killer.
This introductory talk will be followed by an open Q&A. This is your chance to ask Andy any questions you might have in a friendly Q&A format. You might want to ask him tips on writing a thriller, advice on going from the military to the arts, or simply how to find your place in the creative industries.
A pop-up Blackwell's will be present on the evening selling copies of Cold Blood. You are welcome to purchase copies and get them signed by the author.
Writers' Hub members, University members, military personnel and BritMilFit members are all eligible for free tickets to this event, see ticketing info below.
An Evening with Andy McNab is part of the winter festival Portsmouth DarkFest 2016. For a full listing of DarkFest events throughout October and November, check out the Portsmouth Writer's Hub Facebook page or visit: culturekiddo.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/portsmouth-darkfest-2016.html
We look forward to seeing you there!
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
This event is open to all ages. If you have a free ticket, such as a Portsmouth Writers' Hub member's ticket, or a student or staff Portsmouth University members' ticket, or a free military personnel ticket, please bring ID to confirm eligibility for these free tickets. BritMilFit members you don't need to bring ID as the Southsea Park manager will be there to welcome you on the evening.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
For the cheapest local parking options, check out Parkopedia alongside the venue postcode: PO1 3DE. Alternatively you can park at the off peak evening rate of £2 at Portsmouth and Southsea Station. Just go to the ticket machine to purchase your evening ticket.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact Portsmouth Hub Coordinator Tessa Ditner with any questions: email@example.com or join the Portsmouth Writers' Hub facebook group free and ask the members for advice directly.