WOW Festival - Wordthing Events

Friday 3, Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 June

Friday 3 June

Family Book Event with Simon James - Friday 3 June @ 10:30am - Worthing Town Hall
Ever wondered what would happen if you hoovered up the cat? Or if you got a limpet stuck fast to your finger? Come and join Baby Brains author and illustrator Simon James as he discusses everything from over-eager child nurses to dinosaur stepdads in an exciting exploration of the art of storytelling that will inspire all the family.

Family Book Event with Simon James - Friday 3 June @ 1:30pm - Worthing Town Hall
Ever wondered what would happen if you hoovered up the cat? Or if you got a limpet stuck fast to your finger? Come and join Baby Brains author and illustrator Simon James as he discusses everything from over-eager child nurses to dinosaur stepdads in an exciting exploration of the art of storytelling that will inspire all the family.

Poetry at the Ardington Hotel with David Constantine and Jennie Feldman - Friday 3 June @ 7pm
With a 30 year career spanning ten books of verse alone, acclaimed writer and poet David Constantine discusses his most recent work: Poetry (2013), a passionate argument for the importance of verse, and Elder (2014), which reflects on what makes us both human and humane.
He is reading with Jennie Feldman, a poet and translator who has published two resonant collections of verse, The Lost Notebook - shortlisted for the Glen Dimplex Award - and Swift (2012).

 

Saturday 4 June

Poetry at the Ardington Hotel with Mimi Khalvati and Amarjit Chandan - Saturday 4 June @ 6pm
Mimi Khalvati is an Iranian-born British poet who has published eight collections of verse (The Meanest Flower, The Weather Wheel) and is the founder of The Poetry School in London.
She is reading with Punjabi poet, editor and translator Amarjit Chandan, who returns to Worthing with his latest collection The Parrot, The Horse and The Man. Chandan was one of the ten British poets selected by Andrew Motion, the Poet Laureate, for the National Poetry Day in 2001.

Prose at the Ardington Hotel with Professor Jane Rogers and Vanessa Gebbie - Saturday 4 June @ 7:45pm
Critically acclaimed novelist and scriptwriter Professor Jane Rogers (Mr Wroe's Virgins, The Voyage Home) is in Worthing to launch her tenth novel, Conrad and Eleanor, described as 'a radical, remarkably nuanced look at marriage'.
She is joined by Sussex author Vanessa Gebbie (A Coward's Tale), who will read from her 2015 micro-fiction collection, Ed's Wife and Other Creatures, which explores the ever-shifting face of relationships.

 

Sunday 5 June

Family Storytelling event with Michael O'Leary - Sunday 5 June @ 11am - Ardington Hotel
Have you heard about the Lyminster Knucker, a dragon who lives in a deep, dark pond? Join us for an hour of folktales, fibs, tall tales, nixes and churdle pie. Author of Sussex Folk Tales, teacher and storyteller Michael O'Leary will be enthralling children with local myths and legends, all brought to life with a variety of instruments and the mysterious contents of his Story Box.

Family Storytelling event with Michael O'Leary - Sunday 5 June @ 2pm - Ardington Hotel
Have you heard about the Lyminster Knucker, a dragon who lives in a deep, dark pond? Join us for an hour of folktales, fibs, tall tales, nixes and churdle pie. Author of Sussex Folk Tales, teacher and storyteller Michael O'Leary will be enthralling children with local myths and legends, all brought to life with a variety of instruments and the mysterious contents of his Story Box.

Poetry at the Ardington Hotel with Sasha Dugdale and Frances Leviston - Sunday 5 June @ 6pm
Described by the Guardian as 'one of the most original poets of her generation', Sasha Dugdale (The Estate, Red House) is the current editor of Modern Poetry in Translation, co-founded by Ted Hughes in 1965.
She is reading with Frances Leviston (Public Dream), whose second collection Disinformation (2015) explores the duality of poetry as a vessel of both truth and persuasion, and is on the longlist for the 2016 International Dylan Thomas Prize.

Prose at the Ardington Hotel with Suzanne Joinson and Joanna Walsh - Sunday 5 June @ 8pm
Worthing-based author Suzanne Joinson (A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar) is launching her second novel, The Photographer's Wife, a powerful story of betrayal set in the complex period between the two world wars.
Joining her is Joanna Walsh, a writer and illustrator whose sharp, evocative work includes Fractals, Hotel and Vertigo. Walsh is the fiction editor at 3:AM magazine and also runs @read_women, which the New York Times called 'a rallying cry for the equal treatment of women writers'.

Tickets will be available on the door

 

 

You can find details of the WSW Writers' Weekend events here.

 

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