Modern Folklore and Gothic Traditions with Alice Slater, Molly Aitken, Lucie McKnight Hardy & Francine Toon
Tuesday 28th January 18:30 at London - Gower Street
We are embracing the long, dark January evenings with a discussion around new British gothic and folk writing. Waterstones Gower Street alumnus and regular host Alice Slater will host conversations and readings from three debut authors, considering new methods of exploring Scottish, Irish and Welsh landscapes.
Molly Aitken’s The Island Child is a powerful novel rooted in Irish folklore, loosely inspired by the story of Persephone. Lucie McKnight Hardy’s Water Shall Refuse Them channels the finest traditions of British folk horror to cast the Welsh landscape in an uncanny pagan light. And Francine Toon’s Pine is a tense, modern gothic novel set in the Scottish Highlands.
Join these writers as they read from their novels, and discuss their writing, inspiration and recommendations for the perfect winter reading.
Tickets are priced a £10 / £8 students and Plus cardholders, and include a glass of wine or a soft drink.
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