The Word featuring Lara Williams

Sarah-Clare Conlon, Literature Editor
Writer Lara Williams
Lara Williams

The Word featuring Lara Williams at Home Community Café, Didsbury, 15 September 2016, free entry - Visit now

Manchester-based author Lara Williams is just back from Edinburgh International Book Festival, where she’s been plugging her debut short story collection Treats, published by Scottish press Freight earlier this year. “A seriously impressive writer”, according to Huffington Post, Lara will be reading from this critically acclaimed tome, and also perhaps her novel-in-progress, at the latest outing of erratically regular suburban spoken word showcase The Word, hosted by the inimitable Fat Roland.

Described as “a break-up album of tales covering relationships, the tyranny of choice, and self navigation”, and shortlisted for a Saboteur Award, Treats is great on the page – and just as good off. Also expect on stage up to ten open mic performers, including both up-and-coming and established writers. With free entry and BYOB, The Word is a cheap-as-chips chance to dip your toe into the live literature scene. And if you miss Lara this time round, you can catch her on 6 October at the launch of Manchester Writing School’s Gregory Norminton’s latest offering, The Ghost Who Bled (International Anthony Burgess Foundation, 7pm, free).

The Word featuring Lara Williams at Home Community Café, Didsbury

15 September 2016
Free entry

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