Joan Ellis: Died Blondes
  • The House, Plymouth University

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Marilyn Monroe. Ruth Ellis. Infamous women. Famous last words reimagined. What secrets did Marilyn whisper to Joe DiMaggio? How did Ruth Ellis justify her crime to the lover she shot, David Blakely?

Piecing together the latest theories, award-winning writer, Joan Ellis enables two so-called dumb blondes to find their voice during her stunning solo performance.

Joan is the author of four acclaimed books including psychological thrillers, Guilt and The Killing of Mummy’s Boy – shortlisted for the Winston Fletcher Fiction Prize 2016 – chick lit, I am Ella. Buy Me, and her ‘funny yet poignant’ memoir The Things You Missed While You Were Away

Date:Sunday 7 May
Time: 17:00–18:00
Venue: The House, Plymouth University
Ticket information: £6/£4.20. Discounts available to Plymouth University students through SPiA.

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Part of the Plymouth Festival of Words

Building on the success of the city’s Plymouth International Book Festival, the Plymouth Festival of Words takes place between Wednesday 3- Sunday 5 May 2017, celebrating literature and ‘words’ through a diverse range of art forms. In addition to opening Plymouth History Month, Plymouth Festival of Words includes rich programme of writers, poets, film-makers and performance artists to Plymouth as well as the Society for Storytelling's annual gathering.

The Plymouth Festival of Words has been organised through a partnership between Literature Works, the literature development agency for the South West, Peninsula Arts at Plymouth University, Plymouth City Council (Arts and Heritage), Wonderzoo and is supported by Arts Council England.

More information on the Plymouth Festival of Words.

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