Secret parts of the self are sometimes concealed for convenience or convention… we lead double lives, fearing that the seedy sides of ourselves could mean ostracization by those around us, or disgust the ones we love. Showing the world things that are meant to stay hidden is a dangerous business…Guest speakers in October are:
RACHEL CONNOR Rachel’s writing journey probably began in Leeds, when she was briefly a reporter for Leeds Student. These days she writes fiction and radio drama. Sisterwives is published in October by Crocus Books. It’s a story about desire and duty, secrets and spiritual journeys and, frankly, she’s relieved to have finished it. Rachel lives in Hebden Bridge and works for the Arvon Foundation, where, every week, she witnesses writers on residential courses being inspired and transformed.
Music this month is from poetry reading veterans PIFCO. Mangling punk rock through a filter of raggedly hummable tunes and lab jackets, PIFCO will rock your world with their wonky style. They can be pretty loud, so bring your earplugs.
As ever, there’ll be a writers’ open mic; get down early to sign up. Please keep your contributions at around 6 minutes or under: stories, flash fiction, essays with literary merit, true stories with literary merit, and read poetry are all welcomed. There will also be a small stall of independent press magazines & fanzines at this event, comprising magazines of new writing, short story chapbooks, independently published literary discourse, and short story ‘zines. There will be some good reading to be had there, bring a bit of extra money if you want something to take home with you! (A full catalogue of items is to follow). Entry is £3 and the event will run from 19.30 - 22.30.