On the 3rd of March several of the writers involved with the festival will be at Permission to Speak, a regular spoken word night at Scarycanary in Stourbridge. There’ll be readings from:
- ROSIE POCKLINGTON: ‘Member of Prince of Wales Writers Group, acted in productions at Birmingham Rep and Midlands Arts Centre, had a brief but satisfying fling with stand-up comedy.
- KATHARINE D’SOUZA: Katharine D’Souza writes contemporary fiction, much of it set in Birmingham. Her novels, Park Life and Deeds Not Words, are available now and she can often be found sharing short stories around the West Midlands.
- CHARLIE HILL: Charlie Hill is a critically acclaimed writer from Birmingham. His novels have featured in the London Review of Books and on Radio Four and in 2015 a short story was used to complement the summer exhibition at the Ikon gallery.
- CHARLES LAMBERT was arrested for shoplifting in Beatties in Wolverhampton when he was 13, and later moved to Italy. His new novel – The Children’s Room – is set in neither of those places…
- RICHARD BRUCE-CLAY is the writer of SF dystopia She’s Alone and locally-set fantasy-horror novels Both and Kingswinford Sunset.
- and, winners of the Pow-WoW Flash Fiction Competition, PETE LEWIS and TIM FRANKS.
Entry is free and you can find all the details here https://www.facebook.com/events/159476317766880/ We’ll also have tickets for the festival on sale. See you there!