FRI 5 DEC
WRITING THE CITY
Short story reading and debate.
ReBerth: Stories from Cities on the Edge authors Dinesh Allirajah (Liverpool) and Claudia Parman (Bremen) join translator Dr Rebecca Braun, Liverpool sociophonetics expert Dr Kevin Watson and urban planning expert Dr Franco Bianchini to discuss just what it is that gives the ‘Cities on the Edge’ (Bremen, Gdansk, Liverpool, Istanbul, Marseilles and Naples) their peculiar edginess, and how contemporary short story writers reflect this in their fiction. The Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BX.
1pm – 3pm
FRI 5 DEC
LAUNCH of ReBERTH: Stories from Cities on the Edge with Alexei Sayle
Comedian, TV presenter and author Alexei Sayle reads an exclusive new short story set on the backstreets of Anfield, and discusses his approach to writing about Liverpool, the city of his birth. Sayle is joined by Valeria Parrella (Naples) and Adam Kaminski (Gdansk), who will be reading stories from the ReBerth anthology in the original languages with English surtitles. The Bluecoat, School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BX.
7pm – 8.30pm
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