Next Saturday – October 27th – I’m appearing at the Nottingham Contemporary as part of Sillitoe Day 2012, a day-long celebration of the life, work and inspiration of Alan Sillitoe. I’ll be reading from and discussing his novel ‘The Open Door’, which has just been republished in a beautiful new edition; and I’ll also be in conversation with screenwriting legend William Ivory (‘Common as Muck’, ‘The Sins’, ‘Made in Dagenham’).
Also appearing: Derrick Buttress, Michael Eaton, Al Needham, Ann Featherstone, Pete Davis and James Walker. Plus a screening of Sam Derby-Cooper’s short film ‘Mimic’, adapted from Alan’s psychologically challenging short story, the launch of the Sillitoe Trail mobile phone app, and much more. Tickets are £15 for the whole event, available through the Nottingham Contemporary website. The price includes a limited edition book specially produced to accompany the app.