Brighton Reading tonight!
This is where we’ll be tonight, well, downstairs actually, in The Cella at The Sanctuary, in Brighton. It’s a venue I’ve read at several times, and really love; it’s intimate and very sophisticated, and of course, the food upstairs is superlative. So apart from the perennial fear that nobody will turn up – I’m looking forward to the evening’s readings. Heidi James and Lucy Fry are both coming down to read from their novellas, and over the past couple of weeks I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know them a little. I can’t remember the last time I’ve enjoyed the company of two other writers quite so much, and I think we do read very well together, which doesn’t always happen – one of my best writing ‘companions’ is somebody I no longer do readings with because we discovered we somehow cancelled each other out.
The weather is showery, which is bad news for readings – more people do tend to turn up for summer readings if the sun shines, but I am trying not to think of reading to an empty room (actually it wouldn’t worry me, but it would be horrible for the other two who are both travelling down from London) and instead thinking about how nice it will be when I look out over a sea of friendly faces … please?


  1. Anna
    19th July 2007

    I shall be there, Anna xx

  2. Kay Sexton
    19th July 2007

    Great! I hope we get a chance to catch up – it’s been AGES!

  3. Goncalo Veiga
    20th July 2007

    What a fantastic blog! Congrats! I’m from Portugal but I’m going to pass by Brighton in September, when I’m attending a conference there. If there’s a reading happening then I would love to attend it!

    I was just reading your past posts and I loved them. I’m finishing my degree but I’ve always wanted to try writing full-time but I’m a bit afraid, because of the lack of income (I’m only a start and have nothing published so far) and other social pressures. I hope to reading more about how you manage so that I can learn from a “doer” and not wanna-be writers, like I’m used to read. Your blog has inspired me. Good luck on your reading!



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