Libraries Literature ‘Live in the Park’

Besi Besemar July 2, 2014

Brighton and Hove LibrariesBrighton & Hove Libraries in partnership with East Sussex Library and Information Service are hosting an afternoon of entertainment with writers and performers talking about and reading from their own work at Brighton Pride on Saturday, August 2.

The line-up includes: Writer and comedienne Claire Summerskill; Poet Dean Atta author of ‘I am Nobody’s Nigger’; Susannah Waters author of ‘Cold Comfort’ and ‘Almost Anybody’, in a duet with actress Federay Holmes; Roger Moss author of ‘The Game of the Pink Pagoda’; Clare Lydon blogger and author of ‘London calling’; Vernal Scott author of ‘God’s Other Children’;  John McCullough, author of ‘Frost Fairs’, Maria Jastrzebska ‘At the Library of Memories’ and Al Brookes author of ‘The Gift of Looking Closely’.

Claire Summerskill
Claire Summerskill

Writers and poets from Queer Writing South, Queer in Brighton and budding performers from pre-Pride writing workshops will also take to the stage to show what they can do!

Tea and cakes will be available to make this a quintessential summer’s afternoon of literary Pride heaven!

The Libraries Partnership are looking for budding LGBT writers to perform at Pride on Saturday, August 2 in the Pride Literature & Spoken Word tent. If you are new to writing go to one of the FREE writing workshops they are offering where you can hone up your skills for writing and perform your work at Pride:

The workshops are on:

July 17 – Brighton Jubilee Library (16-19 only) 5.00-7.00pm

July 26 – Brighton Jubilee Library 10.30- 12.30pm

July 28 – Lewes Library 6.00-8.00pm

To book a place EMAIL: