Join us for gothic considerations of the uncanny state we're in, featuring heightened and haunting prose from Nicholas Royle and Alison Rumfitt.
Sat 16 Oct, 8-9pm
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Nicholas Royle is the author of four short story collections – Mortality, Ornithology, The Dummy and Other Uncanny Stories andLondon Gothic – and seven novels, including Counterparts, Antwerp and First Novel. He is series editor of Best British Short Stories. Reader in Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University, he also runs Nightjar Press, which publishes original dark and uncanny short stories as signed, numbered chapbooks. His English translation of Vincent de Swarte’s 1998 novel Pharricide is published by Confingo Publishing. His latest book is White Spines: Confessions of a Book Collector.
Alison Rumfitt is a writer and semi-professional trans woman. Her debut pamphlet of poetry, The T(y)ranny, was a critical deconstruction of Margaret Atwood's work through the lens of a trans woman navigating her own misogynistic dystopia. It was published by Zarf Editions in 2019. Tell Me I'm Worthless is her debut novel. Her work has appeared in countless publications such as SPORAZINE, datableed, The Final Girls, Burning House Press, SOFT CARTEL, Glass Poetry and more. Her poetry was nominated - twice! - for the Rhysling Award in 2018. She loves her friends.
🐦@hangsawoman 📸@alison.zone on Instagram.