Saturday, July 10, 2004

What's On

Tell Tales with Courttia Newland, Maggie Gee, and Rajeev Balasubramanyam

If anybody can make it to Willesden, I think this event will be worth a visit. It's at 8 p.m. upstairs in "Studio 95" at the Willesden Library Centre, 95 High Road, Willesden, London NW10. Look out surprise international cerebralty guests, sponsored by the Willesden Herald. Admission is free.

"Tonight, in association with the Westwords Literary Project, you can hear three authors whose work appears in the just published anthology, Tell Tales Vol 1, edited by Courttia Newland. The book celebrates the short story, and that is just what our authors will be doing tonight. Featuring Rajeev Balasubramanyam, the award winning writer of In Beautiful Disguises, Courttia Newland and local author Maggie Gee. They will be joined by Brent Library Service's Black Inc. creative writing project, who will be reading a selection of short stories from their second anthology Turf. There are 8 million stories in the big city, and some of them will be told tonight, so come along and celebrate the wonderful diversity of short stories with us." Contact: Anne Mullane 020 8937 3485.

Local author Maggie Gee writes about Willesden, thinly-disguised. She has published 8 or 9 novels and was short-listed for the Orange Prize in 2002, for The White Family. (More)

Rajeev Balasubramanyam won the Betty Trask Award, and was longlisted for the Guardian award for In Beautiful Disguises. (More)

Courttia Newland is an accomplished writer, listed by British Council among Contemporary British Writers. (More)

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