30th Aug 2011
For Books’ Sake at Lewisham Literary Festival
It’s the first ever Lewisham Literary Festival this year, taking place at various venues around the London borough from 9th – 16th September.
And since For Books’ Sake HQ used to be based in Lewisham, when they gave us the opportunity to get involved, we were all over it.
So on Saturday 10th September at 7pm, come on down to St. Swithun’s Church for a panel discussion with three wonderful women authors.
In the hot seats, we’ll have:
Karen McLeod, author, performance artist and current writer-in-residence at Bookseller Crow on the Hill in Crystal Palace.
Her début novel, In Search of the Missing Eyelash, gets under the skin of heartbreak in all its painful, grim and bitterly funny detail.
Her graphic novel Undertow is set in 1960s New York, with protagonist Rhonda juggling a complex, chaotic, tragic life comprised of “heroin, sex, and hopelessness, with a dash of nightclub dancing and swimming after curfew.”
Sarah McIntyre, illustrator and writer of award-winning comics and children’s picture books. Her comic Vern & Lettuce was serialised in The Guardian, and her books worked on include You Can’t Eat a Princess and When Titus Took the Train.
Chaired by yours truly, we’ll be hearing from this trio of innovative, inventive and unique authors, followed by a panel discussion and questions from the audience. Want to come? Tickets are only £4, and you can buy yours in advance from We Got Tickets.
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