The 4th Estate Literary Salon is back! Come and hear Damian Barr, Alexandra Heminsley and Andy Miller discuss the matter of memoir writing.
The panel, chaired by the wonderful Sunday Times deputy literary editor Robert Collins, will be discussing everything about memoir writing from how to get started to how they formed their own very individual takes on the genre.
Damian Barr’s gut-wrenching, heartbreaking and profoundly funny Maggie and Me is about surviving the tough streets of small town Scotland during the Margaret Thatcher years, whilst Alexandra Heminsley’s inspirational Running Like a Girl takes us on a journey both physical and emotion as it charts her progress from running for the bus to completing five marathons. And Andy Miller, a former 4th Estate Commissio
ning Editor, will be bringing us an insider’s perspective having both been both a publisher and now author of his own story The Year of Reading Dangerously: How Fifty Great Books Saved My Life.
From taking the plunge to the fine line between sharing and over-sharing, we will be dissecting the bravery, honesty and, some would say, downright foolhardiness it takes to put yourself out there and tell your story.
Date: Monday 31st March 2014
Place: The Book Club, 100 Leonard Street, London EC2R
Tickets are £7, on sale here: http://4thestateliterarysalon.eventbrite.co.uk/
For further information please contact Rebecca McEwan firstname.lastname@example.org, 020 8307 4247