Michèle Roberts: Book Reading
  • Jill Craigie Cinema, Plymouth University

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Author of 13 highly acclaimed novels, Michèle Roberts is best known for The Looking Glass and Daughters of the House, which won the WH Smith Literary Award and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize.

Ignorance, her most recent novel, was longlisted for Women’s Prize for Fiction and her memoir, Paper Houses, was BBC Radio 4’s ‘Book of the Week’. She has also published poetry and short stories, most recently collected in Mud-Stories of Sex and Love.

Michèle will introduce her latest novel, A Walworth Beauty – published by Bloomsbury Publishing – a sensuous and evocative story exploring prostitution and poverty in Victorian London.

Date: Friday 5 May
Time: 17:30–18:30
Venue: Jill Craigie Cinema, 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 Museums Galleries Archives, Wonderzoo and is supported by Arts Council England.

More information on the Plymouth Festival of Words.

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