Witches – Laura Legge in convenversation with Rebecca Tamas
6 April @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
CALA by Laura Legge is an unusual coming-of-age debut novel from a young Scottish-Canadian writer. It blends the occult with the modern, following a small community of women living on the outskirts of their Hebridean society, where they have always followed the rules set down by one of their ancestors, a suspected witch. In Cala, Laura mines her Scottish roots through language, music, and spirituality.
Rebecca Tamas was born in London and currently lives in York, where she lectures at York St John University. Rebecca is the editor, with Sarah Shin, of the anthology Spells: Occult Poetry for the 21st Century (Ignota Press, 2018). She has published three pamphlets of poetry: The Ophelia Letters (Salt, 2013), Savage (Clinic, 2017) and Tiger (Bad Betty Press, 2018). WITCH is her first full-length collection. ‘Emerging from the gloom, in tar, grit and blood, WITCH is an occult trip, a miasmic universe without stricture. A fissure through the lyric mode, the poems ooze up through the cracks like lava. Demons, vomit, eggs, agony; I want to live inside this book.’ -Rachael Allen