If you know where to look, urban landscapes provoke us to journey through the melting pots of ideas, cultures and histories built into its concrete. Writers Bahriye Kemal, Paul Scraton and Gary Budden share vivid portraits of their cities, from militarised borders, from remembering divided pasts and places more imagined than real.
I am reading at The Circus Microbrewery at Rosenthaler Platz for IMAGINED CITIES: Stories from Berlin and Beyond, a night of fiction exploring urban spaces and how we write them – from the German capital to London and New York.
Reading are: Linda Mannheim, May-Lan Tan, Paul Scraton and Charlotte Wührer.
I will be reading from my story ‘We Rip Holes in Their Paper Faces to Give Them Sight’ at the second London event organised by The Lonely Crowd at The Music Room, 49 Great Ormond Street. Featuring readings from Bernard O’Donoghue, Angela T. Carr, John Freeman, Lucie McKnight Hardy, Grahame Williams and myself.
Date: 07/03/19. Time: 7pm. Venue: The Music Room, 49 Great Ormond Street, WC1N 3JL.
Tickets are priced at £5.00. The ticket price includes £5.00 off a copy of Issue 10 of The Lonely Crowd and complimentary drinks & snacks.
Hosted by editor and author Gary Budden with Influx Press, join us for an evening of films, readings and photography exploring the weird and the eerie to celebrate Adam Scovell’s new novel composed around vernacular images, Mothlight. The two are joined by photographer and visual artist Ellen Rogers and poet and journalist Rosalind Jana. https://thephotographersgallery.org.uk/whats-on/talks-and-events/eerie-imaginings
An evening of spoken word, film and music about life and death by coasts and canals, with Eymelt Sehmer, Paul Scraton and Gareth E. Rees
I will be talking about Hollow Shores at the Faversham Literary Festival – Faversham is a key location for the book so this should be a good one! I'll be speaking with Justin Hopper, author of The Old Weird Albion (Penned in the Margins, 2017)
Join me, Kit Caless along with Eley Williams in a special discussion about London writing. How do we find new ways of writing about the capital?
How do we step away from the shadow of all those great books that have come before us?