Our next event is on Thursday 16th January 2020, upstairs at the John Harvey Tavern, Bear Yard, Cliffe High St, Lewes BN7 2AN.
Doors open 7pm, readings start 7.45pm.
Tickets £5 (£3 students, and the unwaged and claiming benefit) at the door on the night.
Readers: Emily Elgar (prose), Ian McEwen (poetry) and Umi Sinha (prose).
Emily Elgar is the author of psychological suspense international bestseller If You Knew Her published by Little, Brown in 2016 and in nine other countries. Her second novel Grace is Gone will be published in early 2020; she’s currently working on her third novel. She lives in Lewes with her husband and young son where she can usually be found pacing the Downs for inspiration.
Ian McEwen’s poems have appeared widely in magazines including Long Poem Magazine, Shearsman, Poetry Wales and Poetry Review. His pamphlet of landscape format poems, The Stammering Man, was a winner in the Templar competition 2010. He has published a collection (Intermittent beings, Cinnamon 2013) and two further pamphlets (The Sideways for it, Flipped Eye, 2017 and White Goods, Flarestack, 2018). Ian is a board member of the National Association of Writers in Education and tries to encourage an active poetry scene in Bedford, where he lives.
Umi Sinha taught at Sussex and Brighton Universities, and now teaches on the Creative Writing Programme at New Writing South. She runs Writing Clinic, a mentoring service for writers, and an oral storytelling club. Her first novel, Belonging (Myriad Editions, 2015) was published in Poland, Portugal and India, and shortlisted for the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award and the Waverton Good Read Award 2017. She is working on a second novel. Website: umisinha.com