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Writing the Past- Live readings by six authors of historical novels #HitherGreenFestival

Date/Time
Date(s) - 18/05/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location
Manor House Library

Categories


Authors Readings of stories and poems based in the past – from the 17th to the 20th Century. Life stories and imagined lives, followed by a short discussion about writing from history : what inspired the piece, what research was needed, how was the story shaped by the facts and which got in the way! There will be an opportunity for book signings and book sales.

Poetry:

Kate Foley will read from her two poetry collections ‘The Don’t Touch Garden’ and ‘A Gift of Rivers.’

Math Jones will read from ‘The Knotsman’, his recently published book of poetry featuring imagined folkloric history set in the  English Civil war.

Short Stories

Arike Oke will read her short story ‘A Crowing Hen’ set in the early 20th C, from the We/She a thology 

Rebecca Skipwith will read her short story ‘Surplus Women’ set just after World War One from the ‘An Outbreak of Peace’ anthology 

Katy Darby will read her story ‘The Tyburn Jig’ set in the early 18th Century from the anthology Five by Five.

Cherry Potts will read from her novel in progress, ‘The Bog Mermaid,’ set in 1926 and 1976.