Literary Bristol: Writers and the City
Tuesday 15th September 2015 6pm - 8pm
Bristol, Foyles, 6 Quakers Friars, Cabot Circus, Bristol, BS1 3BU
Literary Event, Free Event
Join Bristol author Marie Mulvey-Roberts to hear the fascinating history of Bristol through its writers, the subject explored in her latest book Literary Bristol: Writers and the City.
Bristol has been recognised as a thriving commercial, industrial and cultural centre and yet its literary importance has been somewhat overlooked in the past. With over one hundered significant authors, poets and playwrights linked to Bristol and novels such as Treasure Island, Gulliver's Travels, Frankenstein and Dracula having symbolic ties to the city, more writers are connected to this 'Venice of the West' than almost any other city outside London.
Literary Bristol: Writers and the City takes the reader on an armchair tour of Bristol, linking writer and place from the late eighteenth century up to the present day. Leading experts on Bristol’s literary tradition act as virtual tour-guides, pointing out the Romantic poets, early women writers, Gothic novelists, Victorian authors, dramatists and modern novelists who have left their mark on Bristol’s cultural cityscape. This is sure to be a must-read for anyone interested in Bristol's rich literary history.
Marie will be discussing the inspirations behind the book and delivering a series of short readings. She will also be signing copies after the event.
Tickets: This event is free but booking is recommended - please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place(s)
Please note, no physical tickets will be issued, the email confirmation you receive is proof of your booking.
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