This is an online streaming event, your instructions on how to view the live stream will be emailed to you 1 hour in advance of the event
The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it's not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it's everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities. Separated by many miles and just as many lies, the fates of the twins remain intertwined despite the fact that they have chosen to live in two very different worlds – one black and one white.
Described by critics as ‘utterly mesmerising’, Brit Bennet’s The Vanishing Half has set itself as a standard bearer within modern discussions of race, community and identity. Now, for one exclusive evening, join Bennett in a very special live stream conversation with the novelist and short-story writer Irenosen Okojie, as she talks about her life, her writing, and exploring some of the multiple reasons and realms in which people sometimes feel pulled to live as something other than their origins.
Bennett’s work has been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, and Jezebel. She is one of the National Book Foundation's 2016 5 Under 35 honourees.
About Fane Online & Ticket Packages
Fane Online is a curated series of broadcast-quality live-streamed events, giving you the chance to watch exclusive shows with celebrated authors, actors and podcasters, all from the comfort of your own home.
We are partnering with some of the country’s top regional theatres and independent bookshops, and are pleased to be able to offer two ticket packages. The ‘book and ticket’ package includes a unique ticket for the live stream, and a copy of The Vanishing Half, worth £14.99 deliverable to any UK address (This package is for UK customers only). The standard ‘ticket’ package consists of a unique ticket for the live stream only.
The event will initially be broadcast on 13 August at 18:30 UK time. It will be available to view up to 48 hours after the event has ended and can be accessed Worldwide.
How do I access the content?
You will receive an initial confirmation of your order, with instructions on how to access the live stream, through Vimeo. There will then be an email 1 hour prior to the event detailing the event joining instructions. A further notification will be sent when the broadcast goes live. We aim to have the broadcast live 15 mins prior to the start of the live event.
Are tickets refundable?
Please note that all tickets are non-refundable on purchase.
How do I send my question in for the Questions and Answers Part of the Event?
If you would like to send a question in, please email email@example.com. Please note, it is not guaranteed that your question will be asked.
What do I do if the content doesn’t work?
The quality of your live playback experience is largely dependent on the download speed you have from ISP (Internet Service Provider) or mobile provider. Keep in mind that your overall Internet speed can vary depending on many factors, including but not limited to: time of day, Wi-Fi performance, other devices/users utilizing your connection, and the strength of the signal provided by your ISP. Please contact us via https://fane.vhx.tv/contact/support with your issue.
If I chose the ‘Book and Ticket’ package, when will I receive my book?
Your book will be dispatched the week of the event. It will be sent via Royal Mail.
Can I buy more than one ticket?
As you must create an account in order to purchase your ticket, which you will log into when the event goes live, you can only buy one ticket per email address.
Is worldwide viewing available?
Yes, you can access the live stream from anywhere in the world.
Is book delivery only available to the UK?
Yes. The ‘book and ticket’ package is only available if you live in the UK.
If I buy the book-and-ticket package, will my book be signed?
Please check the copy on the event page and your confirmation email to see whether the event you are purchasing a ticket and book for comes with a signed book.
Do I have to watch live?
No, a recorded version of live stream will be available to watch for 48 hours after the event has ended. It will not be possible to watch the Live Stream from the start if you have missed the beginning of the broadcast. You will have to wait until the live broadcast has ended before you can watch the event from the start.
Can I pause or rewind the live stream?
When the broadcast is being streamed live, you will not be able to pause or rewind the event. However, after the event is finished it will be added to Vimeo for 48 hours. You will then be able to pause and rewind the event.
What time zone does the broadcast first go out in?
The broadcast will initially be streamed in UK time.
If you’ve purchased a book in addition to access to the live stream please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your booking reference, event name, name and address details so as your book can be dispatched.
This event will be broadcast at 18.30 UK time on 13 August 2020. If you have any questions about your purchase please contact us on email@example.com.
Instructions on how to watch the live stream will be emailed to you separately. You will be sent a reminder 1 hour ahead of the initial broadcast, and a notification when it goes live. The event will be available to view up to 48 hours after it has ended and can be accessed Worldwide.
Fane Online is a curated series of broadcast-quality live-streamed events, giving you the chance to watch exclusive shows with celebrated authors, actors and podcasters, all from the comfort of your own home. In partnership with key regional theatres and independent bookshops, your ticket includes entry to the live stream.
We invite Question & Answer questions to be emailed to us in advance of the event. These may then be selected to be asked on the night. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your question.
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